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Petition To Replace University Of Texas Football Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach:
Greg Davis


The Current Situation:

For seven years Greg Davis has been the Offensive Coordinator for the University of Texas Football team. During that time he has routinely done an above average job. To qualify that as a accurate description we offer the following official NCAA stats:

Highest Total Offense Finish: 2004: 7th in the nation out of 117 teams.
Lowest Total Offense Finish: 2002: 48th in the nation out of 117 teams.
Number of Top 5 Total Offense Finishes: ZERO
Number of Top 10 Total Offense Finishes: Two
Number of Top 20 Total Offense Finishes: Four
Average Total Offense Finish in 7 seasons: 23rd in the nation.

Highest Rushing Offense Finish: 2004: 2nd in the nation out of 117 teams.
Lowest Rushing Offense Finish: 2002: 74th in the nation out of 117 teams.
Number of Top 5 Rushing Offense Finishes: One
Number of Top 10 Rushing Offense Finishes: Two
Number of Top 20 Rushing Offense Finishes: Three
Average Rushing Offense Finish in 7 seasons: 41st in the nation.

Highest Passing Offense Finish: 2000: 14th in the nation out of 117 teams.
Lowest Passing Offense Finish: 2004: 106th in the nation out of 117 teams.
Number of Top 5 Passing Offense Finishes: ZERO
Number of Top 10 Passing Offense Finishes: ZERO
Number of Top 20 Passing Offense Finishes: Three
Average Passing Offense Finish in 7 seasons: 41st in the nation.

Highest Total Scoring Finish: 2001,2003: 6th in the nation out of 117 teams.
Lowest Total Scoring Finish: 2002: 16th in the nation out of 117 teams.
Number of Top 5 Total Scoring Finishes: ZERO
Number of Top 10 Total Scoring Finishes: Four
Average Total Scoring Finish in 7 seasons: 10th in the nation.

While Greg Davis has had two top 10 finishes in total offense, only one was with a balanced offense in his first season in 1998. Since 1998 the numbers for the UT Offense have steadily decreased with the exception of Rushing Offense in the past two seasons which can be immediately explained by the addition of Vince Young a running QB. Averaging finishing 41st in both passing and rushing while an extremely unique statistic also shows that he is balanced in his mediocrity. An interesting statistic is that in 2004 the Texas Offense was 2nd in the nation in rushing, but was 106th worst in the nation in passing. Just as interesting is in 2000 when Texas had its best year in passing yardage finishing 14th, the rushing offense was just average at 60th in the nation.

Averaging 23rd in the country might be acceptable if Texas had talent that was equal to that ranking. However Texas has had 2 recruiting classes ranked number 1 in those 7 seasons as well as two more top 5 classes. The other three classes were all ranked in the top 15. Texas doesn't lack talent and the number of All Big 12 players, and NFL players is evidence that the talent has been on campus. Two OL have gone in the top 3 picks in the NFL draft.
Comparing the Texas Offense to the competition in the last 7 years shows that Davis isn't keeping up with the competition who have equal talent, but that Davis does do a good job of consistently having the Texas Offense in the top 20 in the nation in Scoring. His worst season at Texas ranked 48th is better than the worst seasons by most competition in the same time frame. His best season however falls much shorter of the competition.

Greg Davis biggest weakness comes in the form of game preparation and play calling in the biggest games of the season. Davis has an atrocious record against top 10 defenses with only 3 wins under his belt in 7 seasons against a top 10 defenses and only one in the last 3 seasons. Kansas State in 98 & 99 followed by Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship game immediately come to mind right after the 5 straight losses to Oklahoma. The Texas Offense is to blame in 4 of the 5 losses to Oklahoma. This year Texas wasn't even able to score 1 point on Oklahoma while USC was able to find a way to score 55 on them. Its this his worst quality that makes Texas suffer.

Greg Davis is also the QB Coach. In his time at Texas the QB Efficiency Rating for the University of Texas has been mediocre at best. To qualify this description we list the following QB Efficiency ratings for the 99 to 2004 seasons:

1999: Major Applewhite ranked 38th of 117 D1 QBs.
2000: Major Applewhite ranked 18th of 117 D1 QBs.
2001: Chris Simms ranked 38th of 117 D1 QBs.
2002: Chris Simms ranked 11th of 117 D1 QBs.
2003: Vince Young ranked 49th of 117 D1 QBs.
2004: Vince Young ranked 51st of 117 D1 QBs.

As the QB coach Davis has shown the ability to get his QBs to improve with the exception of Young who actually had a slight drop in efficiency in his 2nd season. His QBs average out at 34th in the nation annually under his tutelage. A look at competition at Texas Tech, Boise State, Oklahoma, USC, Miami, and others shows that this is actually the worst part of Davis' coaching.

THE SOLUTION:

We politely suggest that Greg Davis be removed as QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the University of Texas Football team. We suggest he be replaced by a proven Coach in the Division 1 ranks who has consistently shown the ability to coach a top 10 ranked Offense. In the last 2 seasons alone Boise State, Louisville, Bowling Green, & Texas Tech have finished in the top 10. In the last 3 seasons: Boise State, Bowling Green & Texas Tech have finished in the top 10. We suggest an OC who has a more balanced offense than Texas Tech. We also suggest a thorough search of an OC from the NFL wouldn't be a bad idea.

We fully believe that replacing Greg Davis is the last step Texas needs to take to get to a Big 12 Championship or National Championship. We believe Greg Davis has been an asset to the program and hope a position can be found for him somewhere in the Athletic Department.

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Latest Signatures

  • 04 January 20161000. Matthew E
    I support this petition
  • 24 December 2015999. Rush L
    The eagles need a new QB, Texas needs a new OC
  • 23 December 2015998. Larry S
    We need an OC who knows the value of a balanced attack.
  • 20 December 2015997. Dub S
    Longhorn Alum Class of 2003
  • 16 December 2015996. James M
    I support this petition
  • 13 December 2015995. Dave C
    Fire Davis, Hire Chow!
  • 08 December 2015994. George B
    I'm the king of crazy conservatives and even I think Greg is overdoing it.
  • 01 December 2015993. Robert O
    Finally, someone agrees with me that a positive change would do the Longhorns a great deal of good.
  • 28 November 2015992. Elbert H
    He has to have off the chart talent just to be average.
  • 23 November 2015991. Juan B
    He sucks!!!!!!
  • 19 November 2015990. D S
    OSU thanks you! Go Bucks!
  • 12 November 2015989. Daniel G
    Only a true genius can squander so many Top 5 recruiting classes. Don't let the door hit your clipboard on the way out, Greg.
  • 10 November 2015988. Jeff C
    Texas will not win another BCS with Davis. His playcalling, Running attack and failure to adjust in tight situations will be disasterous. Its time to cut him from Mack's apron strings.
  • 05 November 2015987. Robby Love
    The guy is great unless you use performance as a measure, in which case he is terrible. Hes is like cancer...he does just enough to screw everything else up. Replace him with someone deserving of coaching at this great university and capable of beating OU
  • 31 October 2015986. Brent S
    I support this petition
  • 28 October 2015985. Brett C
    Long Overdue!!!!!!!!!
  • 28 October 2015984. Tom D
    UT BBA May 2000
  • 27 October 2015983. Mack B
    Let me speak for Greg The wind was kinda tricky in the Cotton Bowl!
  • 22 October 2015982. Kevin K
    Let Gilbert play dumbass!!
  • 22 October 2015981. Thomas M
    I support this petition
  • 20 October 2015980. S S
    I support this petition
  • 20 October 2015979. Jeremy W
    Hey sips, "The Revolution" would be an avg. quarterback in a real offense. Fire GD!!!
  • 15 October 2015978. Jon W
    I support this petition
  • 11 October 2015977. Amol G
    (Hire Chris Peterson or Jimbo Fisher)
  • 06 October 2015976. Glenn F
    Deloss -- do it for the good of the team before we lose the high ranking recruits
  • 01 October 2015975. Chris K
    Another example of Greg Davis' futility and inability to call an effective game. The Broyles' award belongs on VY's mantle in Tennessee. GD is a mediocre offensive play caller at best, and he is destructive in big games (his worst).
  • 30 September 2015974. Jarrod B
    I support this petition

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Letha ParsonsBy:
Justice, rights and public orderIn:
Petition target:
Deloss Dodds, Athletic Director UT

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