Could Butch Davis be next Arkansas football coach?
BY JOHN KLEIN Senior Sports Columnist
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Arkansas is looking for a coach to restore the success and reputation of the Razorbacks.
Butch Davis completely rebuilt Miami’s football culture, returning the Hurricanes to national prominence, then was on the cusp of doing the same at North Carolina when he was fired.
Davis is a natural to be the next coach at Arkansas.
Davis, a Bixby native who started his coaching career in stops at Pawhuska, Sand Springs and Rogers High School, is likely to be mentioned for a handful of expected openings in the next month.
However, his resume would appear to be a perfect match for Arkansas.
He is an Arkansas alum who grew up, and then launched his coaching career in high school football, just 90 miles away in Tulsa.
Davis has long been rumored, and has long been sought, to be the next Arkansas coach by a large group of fans and influential donors.
Finally, it may be time. Arkansas has an opening. Davis is looking for a job.
Read more of John Klein's column in Friday's Tulsa World
Butch Davis is likely to be mentioned for a handful of expected openings in the next month. MARK HUMPHREY/Tulsa World