Alabama will part ways with assistant after allegation of recruiting violations
UPDATE (4/29 at 12:15 p.m. ET): Bo Davis has officially resigned from his position with Alabama.
“Bo Davis has submitted his letter of resignation,” coach Nick Saban said, per a statement obtained by Saturday Down South. “We appreciate all the contributions he made to the program and wish him and his family the very best in the future.”
One of the SEC’s top recruiters will no longer be coaching with the Crimson Tide.
Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis will either resign or be fired from his position after an inquiry into potential recruiting violations, according to The Tuscaloosa News on Thursday.
The school had reportedly been in the process of an internal investigation as the NCAA had also made inquiries.
Davis, a part of head coach Nick Saban’s original coaching staff at Alabama when he arrived in 2007, earned a one-year extension and an annual $25,000 raise last June. His current contract with the Tide runs through 2017 with a salary of $475,000 per year.
Davis has been with Saban for quite some time, even coaching alongside him in 2006 with the Miami Dolphins as an assistant defensive line coach and assistant strength and conditioning coach. Before that, he spent three years with Saban at LSU as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.
After the 2010 season, Davis left Alabama to become the defensive tackles coach at Texas before returning to Alabama to once again be the Tide’s D-line coach.
Just this past February, Scout.com named Davis the 2016 SEC Recruiter of the Year.