Report: Butch Davis’ Interview With Miami Was ‘Extremely Positive’

    Butch Davis interviewed with the Miami Hurricanes, and it reportedly was "extremely positive" for the former UM head coach.

    November 30, 2015

    Could Butch Davis make a return to the Miami Hurricanes?

    The University of Miami has spent the past few years trying to distance itself from the football program’s past, but it’s apparently reconsidering the ties as it looks into the future.

    In a move that has likely put a smile on the faces of fans and alumni, former head coach Butch Davis has interviewed with Miami for the open position.

    FootballScoop reported the nature of Davis’ interview was “extremely positive,” and that it “cleared some hurdles.”

    Davis has been out of the coaching ranks since 2010, when he was fired by the University of North Carolina amid NCAA investigations for academic misconduct and allegations of players receiving improper benefits.

    He was the head coach of Miami from 1995-2000, before leaving South Florida to take over the Cleveland Browns. He led the Hurricanes out from underneath NCAA sanctions and to an 11-1 record in his last season, but they were infamously left out of the BCS title game for the Florida State Seminoles.

    Despite never bringing home a crystal ball, many credit Davis for the 2001 title won under Larry Coker.

    In addition to Davis, Miami will reportedly interview more candidates in the coming days for the open position.

    *UPDATE* In a radio segment with 790 The Ticket, Butch Davis addressed the Miami coaching talk. “Making any comments at this particular time is inappropriate,” Davis stated in regards to the interview. “People are going to have to live with rumors for the time being, and we’ll see how this thing plays out.” 

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