Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis is currently in Austin, Texas interviewing for a position on the revamped Texas staff, per several different sources, and it seems like he may be on the verge of leaving Alabama. According to the Tuscaloosa News:
University of Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis is in Austin, Texas, to interview for a position on the Texas Longhorns' staff, according to reports. Davis landed by private plane shortly before noon and was picked up by Longhorns defensive ends coach Oscar Giles, according to orangebloods.com.
However, Davis has told friends he is expected to take a position on the Texas staff if offered. The previous defensive tackles coach at Texas, Mike Tolleson, retired.
This one is an interesting and somewhat confusing development. Davis is an LSU graduate from Magee, Mississippi and has spent nearly his entire coaching career in either Baton Rouge or Tuscaloosa. He has spent seven years on Nick Saban staffs, and to the best of my knowledge he has no family ties to Texas. Moreover, it does not appear that the job he is interviewing for in Texas will be a promotion, so this does go somewhat against Saban's notion that assistants should not make lateral moves.
We'll have to see what happens if this comes to pass, but if it indeed does come to fruition, it's hard to say what is actually happening based on what we know now. One way or the other, Davis has generally done a very good job at Alabama with the defensive line, but it should be noted that the defensive line as a whole was a major disappointment this season, so perhaps both sides have agreed it may be time to move on. We'll see in due time, I'm sure, but for now it looks like Alabama may be looking for a new defensive line coach in the near future.