Former Alabama assistant coach and current UT-San Antonio defensive line coach Bo Davis left the program last year due to recruiting violations and he appealed the NCAA’s decision to give him a two-year show-cause. Here is what the NCAA said about its decision:
However, the appellate committee noted that neither NCAA rules nor past cases consider timing other than the announcement of penalties as the start date. The committee also noted the infractions panel provided substantial leniency to the former assistant coach given that he was subject to a show cause order ranging from a minimum of five years to a maximum of 10 years with a prohibition on all athletically related duties. The infractions panel noted in its decision that this shorter show-cause penalty was due to the nature of the underlying recruiting violations and the university’s swift action once the violations came to its attention.
Davis was found by the Committee on Infractions to have “acted unethically when he provided false or misleading information about impermissible recruiting contacts” and was slapped with the order as a result. And the start date for the two-year restrictions on off-campus recruiting began April 14 with the end date as April 13, 2019.
He came with Saban to Tuscaloosa in 2007 and stayed through 2010 until he took the same job at Texas. He came back to Alabama in 2014 to lead the defensive line and lead it well. It was one of the best in 2015 and he nabbed the top defensive lineman recruit in the class of 2014, Da’Shawn Hand.
[h/t College Football Talk]