Well, at least more of them do now – and, of course, I’m referring to Texas Longhorn football coaches. With this week’s announcement that at least three, maybe four, coaches would be resigning from the Texas Longhorns football staff, there is quite a bit of work to be done to fill the void.
That said, there is one coach in particular that Texas fans can agree they’ll be glad to see go – offensive coordinator Greg Davis. While he did bring some success to Texas during his tenure (including a 2005 National Championship and the Frank Broyles award for the Top Assistant Coach), it’s been hard to assess whether his impact on his players and the program was good or bad. Now, he’s been reduced to fixing classic cars, ballroom dancing, and illeagl gun running, according to some sources.
Either way, after 13 years, Texas fans owe Greg Davis a “thank you” for all that he’s given the university, so on your behalf, EyesOfTX has taken a stab at a proper send-off, below.
Dearest Greg Davis:
It’s been quite a run you’ve had at the University of Texas and with the Longhorns football program. In your 13 years, you’ve given us many memories, and we couldn’t let you shrek off in to obscurity without highlighting out some of the moments to which we owe you thanks.
Thank you for convincing Ricky Williams to stay for one more year.
Thank you for benching Chris Simms in place of Major Applewhite in the 2000 Big 12 Championship game; one quarter sooner and we would’ve played for another national title.
Thank you for recruiting Vince Young, Colt McCoy, Garrett Gilbert, and Cedric Benson to Texas, but not for recruiting Chris Simms.
Thank you for starting Major Applewhite in the 2001 Holiday Bowl against #21 Washington.
Thank you for the bubble screen.
Thank you for allowing Vince Young to utilize his skills in the zone read offense.
Thank you for never getting the offense off to a fast start.
Thank you for figuring out a way to beat oklahoma 6 times
(but not for losing to them 7 times).
Thank you for the play call to Quan Cosby on the final play of the game in the 2009 Fiesta Bowl.
Thank you for the quarterback option call on the fifth play of the 2009 National Championship game against #1 Alabama.
Thank you for boosting Colt McCoy’s sense of self-worth by limiting our running backs enough that he was the leading rusher 9 out of 10 games.
Thank you for resigning.
We appreciate your time in Austin, but are ready for and in need of an offensive change that doesn’t take three years to implement. We will try to forget your ignorance around teaching the quarterbacks how to read the blitz, for not figuring out how to run a successful screen pass to the talented running backs, for throwing for one yard wide receiver bubble screens on 3rd and long, for running a set type of offense with the wrong kind of player personnel, for never getting the most out of the talent on the field, and for thinking you were better than you were and never understanding where you made mistakes and fixing them.
We hope you enjoy your time away from football and the University of Texas, we will.
Fans of the University of Texas football team
What’s missing, ‘Horns fans? What would you like to “thank” Greg Davis for after all of these years?