Steve Sarkisian on Thursday responded to the viral video involving one of his assistant coaches.
A video of Texas defensive line coach Bo Davis cursing out his players on the bus following their embarrassing 30-7 loss to Iowa State last weekend went viral this week. There was significant backlash for the person responsible for recording/leaking the video (seen here).
Sark was asked about the situation and backed his coach.
Sarkisian also promised that the issue with the person who leaked the video would be handled internally.
Some former Longhorns have other ideas about how the leaker should be handled. Sarkisian said he is not ready to give up on his players either.
Sarkisian is in his first season as Texas’ head coach after taking over for Tom Herman. The Longhorns are 4-5 and have lost four in a row.
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Several former Texas Longhorns players want some severe consequences for the person(s) responsible for the Bo Davis video leaking.
A video of Davis yelling at his players on the team bus for their pathetic effort in a 30-7 loss to Iowa State last weekend was leaked online this week.
You can see the video below, but beware, it contains cuss words from the passionate coach.
The reason the video leaking is unclear, but several former Longhorns are furious that someone from within the program — seemingly a player — recorded the video and potentially shared it publicly.
Here is the reaction from Quandre Diggs.
Ryan Switzer defended Davis.
DeShon Elliott said the player should be kicked off the team.
Quan Cosby backed Davis as well.
Even former Alabama player Reggie Ragland, who played under Davis at Bama, thought the person who recorded the video of Davis was lame.
The majority of reactions have been in Davis’ favor, leading most people to feel like the intended goals of whoever recorded/leaked the video backfired.
Davis is in his first season as defensive line coach on Steve Sarkisian’s staff. He spent the previous three seasons as a coach with the Detroit Lions. He has also coached at Alabama and previously at Texas under Mack Brown.
If you think there was something wrong with Davis’ tirade, you don’t belong anywhere near team sports played at the high school level or higher. Texas is 4-5, has lost four in a row, and their players absolutely deserved to be chewed out like that. Texas’ issue is that they have a player recording that video of the coach, instead of taking the message to heart and being inspired by it to perform better.
Five-star defensive tackle recruit Marvin Wilson says he is dropping Alabama in response to the Bo Davis news.
Wilson, who is completing his junior year at Episcopal High School in Texas, tweeted “there goes bama in my recruitment” after learning Davis was expected to be fired or resign.
Wilson is rated as the No. 1 player at his position and the top recruit in Texas. Prior to Thursday’s news, Wilson was said to have the strongest interest in Bama and LSU, with interest in Florida State and Texas as well.
Davis, who is Bama’s defensive line coach, was his primary recruiting contact. Davis is reportedly going to be fired or resign over allegations of recruiting violations.
An Alabama assistant coach is expected to leave his position over allegations of recruiting violations, according to a report.
The Tuscaloosa News reports that Bo Davis, who coaches Bama’s defensive line, is expected to be fired or resign. The school is conducting an internal investigation while the NCAA has also looked into matters.
Davis was hired as an original member of Nick Saban’s coaching staff brought in for the 2007 season. He left to coach Texas from 2010-2013 but returned to Alabama for 2014 and 2015. He is signed through 2017 and makes $475,000 in salary.
Davis was an All-SEC defensive lineman for LSU in the early-’90s.