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Butch Davis emerges as FIU's first choice

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08:09 AM ET 12.06 | Welcome to the mill, Butch Davis. [Davis] is the front-runner for the now vacant FIU coaching position, sources close to the situation tell the Sun Sentinel. The current Tampa Bay Buccaneers special assistant is close with FIU athletic director Pete Garcia, who worked with Davis at Miami from 1995-2000 as the team's director of football operations. Together at Miami, the two built the foundation of the team's 2001 national champion squad. Davis left Miami in 2000 to become the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, and Garcia followed him to Cleveland. In 2003, Garcia became a vice president of the Browns. Davis resigned in Cleveland in December 2004, but accepted the head coaching job at North Carolina a little more than a year later.

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December 6, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Perfect place for a bottom feeder.

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December 6, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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Perfect place for a bottom feeder.

Still has to follow NCAA rules there does he not???

lol

December 6, 2012  09:15 AM ET

This is unfortuately a done deal, looks like.

FIU oughtta be ashamed for how they treated Cristobal, and for wanting to hire this guy. Cristobal had made progress with that program and it appears had a terrible year for injuries, and we all know that shizzitte happens -- and Garcia saw it as his opening to boot Cristobal for his pal Davis. Obvious cronyism is obvious.

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December 6, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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This is unfortuately a done deal, looks like. FIU oughtta be ashamed for how they treated Cristobal, and for wanting to hire this guy. Cristobal had made progress with that program and it appears had a terrible year for injuries, and we all know that shizzitte happens -- and Garcia saw it as his opening to boot Cristobal for his pal Davis. Obvious cronyism is obvious.

Agree...somebody should take Cristobal.

December 6, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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Agree...somebody should take Cristobal.

Heard Cris and the admin had been fighting all year about things other than wins and losses

December 6, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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Heard Cris and the admin had been fighting all year about things other than wins and losses

Dragons ready for those DeSoto boys?

December 6, 2012  09:58 AM ET

What? No posts about how Davis should be courted by Tennessee?

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December 6, 2012  10:26 AM ET
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Dragons ready for those DeSoto boys?

I hope so, should be a great game. Again, don't understand why they are playing in a stadium that is about 10k seats too small. Jerry must be upping his rental fee, to make up for lost revenue.

December 6, 2012  10:27 AM ET

What? No Cristobal turns down Tennessee posts?

December 6, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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What? No posts about how Davis should be courted by Tennessee?

Kinda like musical chairs, and the music just stopped. Painful to watch the fat kid with slow feet trying to get to a chair b/f they are all gone & you're stuck with Petrino

December 6, 2012  11:14 AM ET
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This is unfortuately a done deal, looks like. FIU oughtta be ashamed for how they treated Cristobal, and for wanting to hire this guy. Cristobal had made progress with that program and it appears had a terrible year for injuries, and we all know that shizzitte happens -- and Garcia saw it as his opening to boot Cristobal for his pal Davis. Obvious cronyism is obvious.

If Cristobal ends up at USF, his firing could be a blessing in disguise.

December 6, 2012  11:17 AM ET
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usf in some capacity if not HC

Ninjd

December 6, 2012  11:32 AM ET
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What about Fulmer and Zook, they need some luv too.

Zook should be considered. Given his skills at recruiting, he could stockpile enough talent to succed at that level in spite of himself.

December 6, 2012  11:43 AM ET
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What? No Cristobal turns down Tennessee posts?

they're going in reverse alphabetical order, it'll happen, give it time....

December 6, 2012  12:09 PM ET
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Heard Cris and the admin had been fighting all year about things other than wins and losses

Like what? Assts? contract? control?

 
December 6, 2012  12:10 PM ET
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Like what? Assts? contract? control?

Interns on the back of motorcycles...?

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