What is Davis' deal? I'm out of the loop on him, but I agree it doesn't sound like he does much.
There is no deal on him. Our fans are stupid.
He landed the Missouri 6A Player of the Year in Tre Bryant, a consensus 4-Star RB on every site but Rivals. He also was the chief recruiter of Devine Ozigbho last season, who will likely start 30+ games in his career at Nebraska....
But yeah, he isn't "doing much."
I guess if you want to blame him because Cross runs a 4.7 forty, or Newby can't break a tackle, or because Wilbon can't keep his nose clean off the field, then yes, Davis is clearly not living up to expectations.
Didn't blame anyone. As a person who doesn't live in Nebraska anymore I barely hear any talk about him coming out of the ranks, and to me it doesn't really seem like he is doing much because there is no much conversation around him. If what you stated is the case, there is my answer. He's not as talked about as Dr. Route or Bray.
I generally agree the other positive post above by Cornicator.
Davis is not a "rockstar" name like Bray. He seems to do quite a bit of legwork though. If you trace his activity through the tweets and recruiting maps, he's often the "advance team" in areas we are going to camp or visit soon (Houston seems to be a 2nd home for him). He does not seem to fulfill the role of closer or lead recruiter in a lot of instances though.
On the field, I have no complaints about him, fumbles are way down after being an issue for years, and you can see in the young backs that they aren't being led astray. I thought Imani looked his best this year, but that can't be solely attributed to Davis, obviously he's had the benefit of age and experience and other coaching.
I think Davis has a couple sets of twins at home, but I've not seen him "slack off" when they are talking about the staff going out to spread the Red. In any case, he's more of the head down get things done type of worker than some kind of showboat.
Should grab $250K/yr from Read's contract and call it even
Is retrogresses a word?No way Riley is going to tell someone on his staff, "You're fired." I don't see it happening. Also cannot see any coaching getting ousted unless in trouble with the law, or if that position coach's group significantly retrogresses, or if one of them takes another job. But hell yes, pay Bray!
That has nothing to do with Davis. Our production this year was pretty good when we committed to the run. The problem most of the year was much higher up the food chain. Get off Davis' back.I don't know if Davis is doing a good job or not, but I take into consideration although fumbles are down, which obviously is good, carries are also down along with option read pitches!