Longtime Dallas Cowboys coach Butch Davis is returning to the NFL after spending the four seasons as head coach at the University of North Carolina, and one, last year, away from football.
Davis will serve as a “special assistant” to new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano, the team announced Monday. According a particularly vague part of the statement, via the Dallas Morning News, Davis will "advise Schiano in a wide range of football aspects.”
Davis served as defensive line coach under Jimmy Johnson in Dallas from 1989 to 1992 before being promoted to defensive coordinator for the 1993 and 1994 seasons. After that, he went back to the University of Miami (where he had previously served under Johnson) to take over head coaching duties--where he stayed until 2000.
Davis had a stint as head coach of the Browns before landing the job at North Carolina, from which he was fired prior to the 2011 season.
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