Former Miami coach Butch Davis told 790 The Ticket in Miami on Monday that he would be interested in coaching the Hurricanes again.
“Obviously, I’d love to be considered for that opportunity,” Davis said. “Time will tell whether that’s the direction the school wants to go.”
Butch’s comments come after Miami announced on Sunday that coach Al Golden had been fired following the team’s 58–0 loss to Clemson on Saturday, the worst defeat in Miami history.
“I’ve told people many, many times: everything I ever accomplished as a coach has its roots in Miami,” Davis said. “When you spend 11 years there, you’ve got an awful lot invested in the community. Hopefully my name will be one that will have an opportunity to be considered.”
Program sources told Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post that Davis is a likely candidate for the job.
Davis, 63, was an assistant coach with the Hurricanes and a defensive coordinator with the Dallas Cowboys before becoming the head coach at Miami in 1995. Davis was 51–20 during his six-year tenure at Miami. He left in 2000 to become the head coach for the Cleveland Browns, where he stayed until 2004.
North Carolina hired Davis as head coach in 2007, and the team finished 8–5 in three consecutive seasons under him. He was fired in 2011 amid an NCAA academic misconduct investigation, despite eventually being cleared of wrongdoing.