Iowa names Greg Davis OC, QB coach
Greg Davis, who has 33 years of experience as a college football coach, has been named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Iowa, Kirk Ferentz announced Monday.
“We are thrilled to have Greg Davis join our staff,” Ferentz said. “Greg has enjoyed great success during his career and I believe that can be attributed directly to the combination of his football expertise and teaching skills.”
Davis most recently served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Texas for 13 seasons (1998-10). He was named Frank Broyles Assistant Coach of the Year in 2005 after Texas won the BCS national championship. Texas has had just five quarterbacks start a game in the NFL, and Davis has tutored three of them (Colt McCoy, Vince Young, Chris Simms).
Texas, in 2005, set a then-NCAA record with 652 total points in 2005, an average of 50.2 per game. Under Davis’ guidance, Texas averaged 39.0 points per game in the last decade (2000-2009), which ranked second nationally and first among B.C.S. conference schools.
Under the direction of Davis, five Longhorn players were named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. Two placed second in Heisman Trophy voting and another was a Heisman finalist. He tutored 13 Texas players who earned Player of the Year awards at their position, and three who were named conference Player of the Year.
Iowa begins spring football practice Saturday, March 24. The Hawkeyes will hold their final public scrimmage on Saturday, April 14.