Former Alabama DL coach Bo Davis speaks publicly for first time following his departure
It’s been roughly eight months since Bo Davis “resigned” from his duties as the Alabama defensive line coach due to a fallout from an NCAA investigation for a recruiting violation.
Davis, who now earns roughly $18/hr as a truck driver after holding down a $450,000 salary with the Crimson Tide, has been in limbo for quite some time now as he continues to patiently await the NCAA to make a ruling on his case.
He spoke publicly with AL.com for the first time since athletic director Bill Battle told him he needed to step down or face termination on April 27.
“At that time, I was just in a mind shock,” Davis said. “I was numb. I vaguely remember bits and pieces of the day after that because I was just totally out of it after that, kind of like, ‘What the hell just happened here?'”
According to the article, the alleged violations included impermissible contact with recruits during a meeting that was allegedly pre-arranged. But what made this a life-changing mistake for Davis was that he wasn’t forthcoming with information during his first two meetings with the NCAA.
“I think about it all the time and wish I handled it differently,” said Davis. “I just wish I had really thought things over before answering their questions and that I had just been honest with myself and honest with them.
“It was devastating having to explain that to my children,” he added. “I was honest with my kids. I just told them, ‘Your dad made a mistake, and he no longer works at Alabama.'”
To read the entire column, which includes extensive details about the violations and Davis’ current situation, make sure to head over to AL.com.