CANTON — Terry Robiskie shared a thought that would stun many Browns fans. "If I ever won the lottery and bought a team," he said, "I would hire Butch Davis." Davis resigned with five games left in the 2004 season, his fourth year as Cleveland's head coach. His record was 24-36. Robiskie moved up from offensive coordinator and went 1-4 as the interim pilot.
Butch Davis was named the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes football program in January of 1995. He coached for six seasons, compiling a 51-20 record before leaving to become the head coach of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns in early 2001. Coach Davis’ last season at Miami was special: finishing 11-1, #2 final ranking in the AP poll, and beating both in-state rivals Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators. With the talent recruited by Coach Davis and his staff, the Hurricanes were set up nicely for the future.
It’s the first week of March, a time that college football coaches officially mark the countdown to the season ahead with spring practices underway. For four seasons as UDD’s FIU beat writer, the bulk of my time is usually spent waiting on Butch Davis’ team to finish practice, so he can make his way over to do media, typically drenched in sweat from the South Florida sunshine and his voice slightly hoarse from directing players one position group at a time.
When Mario Cristobal interviewed with former Miami head coach Butch Davis for a graduate assistant position in 1997 was asked what he wanted out of the job. Cristobal replied, “I want to be in your seat.” Prior to accepting the graduate assistant position with Miami, Cristobal was working in public relations.
Perhaps no other University of Miami head coach has accomplished more without capturing college football’s ultimate prize. Although he never won a national championship at the University of Miami, no head coach in Hurricane football history was a better recruiter. When Davis was hired in 1995 to replace Dennis Erickson who had left to coach the Seattle Seahawks, he inherited a mess. The Canes had lost 41 scholarships due to NCAA sanctions following a Pell Grant scandal and recruiting violations. Sports Illustrated had devoted a cover story on how the University of Miami should drop its football program.
FIU Football: In the home finale for the senior class and Butch Davis, FIU falls to North Texas 49-7
Leading up to the penultimate game of the 2021 season for FIU, head coach Butch Davis drew a clear line in the sand with his comments about how he felt the administration is “sabotaging the football program.”. As he took the field in Saturday’s 49-7 loss to North Texas (5-6,...
FIU football coach Butch Davis didn’t hold back on Saturday. “Team chemistry the past five or six weeks has been terrible,” Davis said in a series of text messages to this reporter. The text messages were sent at around noon — seven hours before Davis was set to coach the...
MIAMI (AP) — Butch Davis will not be back as FIU's football coach in 2022, and the search for a new coach will not begin until the school's hiring of a new athletic director is completed. FIU announced the decision on Monday night. The Panthers have two games left in...
Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Butch Davis will not return to the Florida International Football program in 2022, the Panthers coach said Monday. Davis told The Action Network that his agent asked the school for a one-year extension, but the Panthers chose not to extend his contract. Davis' contract expires Dec. 15. Sources confirmed his departure to The Athletic and ESPN.
It was a stunning day for college sports in Miami. Not entirely shocking, but stunning nonetheless for the one-two punch. Miami Hurricanes director of athletics Blake James and the university “mutually agreed to part ways,” said the announcement early Monday evening. That was just hours after the news broke across town that FIU football coach Butch Davis also was out.
Butch Davis out as Florida International Panthers college football coach, says school 'sabotaging the program'
Florida International football coach Butch Davis will not return in 2022. Davis, who has led FIU since 2017, told The Action Network that he's out after the season and criticized the school's administration for "sabotaging the program." He has informed the coaching staff that he will not be back, sources...
FIU coach Butch Davis will not return to the Panthers program next season, a source on the team told The Herald. A second source told the Herald that Davis was told late last week that Davis would not be asked to return next season. Davis did not respond to phone...
MIAMI — Butch Davis will not be back as FIU’s football coach in 2022, and the search for a new coach will not begin until the school’s hiring of a new athletic director is completed. FIU announced the decision on Monday night. The Panthers have two games left in Davis’...
Wake Forest is at Clemson this week. Wake is averaging 44.7 points per game this season, or one fewer than the Demon Deacons have scored against Clemson in their past five games combined. The Tigers have held the Deacs to one touchdown in the past three seasons. That was in the 2020 season-opener, a late-game score that Wake managed after coach Dave Clawson pulled Sam Hartman, most likely to keep him safe. The Tigers still know how to play defense. They’re third in the nation in scoring defense (15.3 ppg) and first in red zone defense (six TDs, seven field goals allowed in 23 red-zone visits). But the Clemson offense remains a few first downs short of mediocre. Wake clinches the ACC Atlantic by winning at Clemson or at Boston College next week. This game feels as if it will change more than that. It feels as if it will change the nature of a rivalry.
FIU head football coach Butch Davis confirmed to Brett McMurphy of the Action Network that he will not remain with the Panthers past the end of the 2021 season, after his contract expires. SB Nation's Eric Davis previously reported that Davis would not be retained. Davis ripped FIU's administration for limiting him, claiming that it only allowed him to offer assistant coaches one-year contracts, provided hand-me-down shoulder pads previously used by Mississippi State and did not allow coaches to travel for recruiting purposes.