On Thursday, it was reported that defensive line coach Bo Davis was to step down due to violating recruiting policy. This was confirmed by head coach Nick Saban just a day after the university opened an inquiry into into the violations, calling it a “resignation.”
Per AL.com, Davis visited with a number of out-of-state recruits in a period in which coaches were not permitted to do so.
The detailed report by the website can be read below:
“AL.com has learned that Davis is being investigated by the NCAA for potential impermissible contact with recruits.
According to a source familiar with details of the case, Davis is accused of visiting multiple out-of-state recruits during a period when coaches aren’t allowed any contact with recruits.
The NCAA contacted Alabama’s compliance office regarding the situation, and Davis was questioned and caught being dishonest before eventually resigning, according to the source.”
Also on AL it was mentioned that the case bore resemblance to the 2014 Joker Phillips situation in Florida. The wide receivers coach made contact with a recruit during a dead period, and resigned shortly after.
None of the recruits involved in the Davis scandal ended up becoming a part of the Alabama Crimson Tide team.
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