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ESPN’s May Blasts Gator Assistant That Blasted Tide’s Saban

mark-may-mugshotOn Tuesday, Florida offensive line coach Tim Davis told a Gator booster club that head coach Will Muschamp was a lot like their old boss Nick Saban in terms of planning.  But that’s where the similarities ended according to Davis:


“Will coached under the devil himself for seven years.  I only did three.  He did seven.”


Asked about that comment on Wednesday, ESPN’s Mark May sacked Davis with this verbal bullrush:


“I don’t know Tim Davis, but my opinion, he’s a classless backstabbing coward.  You’re talking about a guy in Nick Saban that gave you an opportunity to coach.  He gave you an opportunity to move up in the coaching ranks, so you could support your family, put food on the table, clothes on their backs.  Not for one years.  He gave you the opportunity for three years on his staff (two with the Miami Dolphins, one with Alabama).

If you have a problem with Nick Saban, pick up the phone, put you big-boy pants on and man up and say, ‘Coach, I got a problem with you and here’s why.’  You don’t go out in front of some group of friendly fans out there and say that about Nick Saban, a guy that gave you an opportunity to be a coach.”


Fifteen yards, unnecessary roughness.

Look, it was dumb of Davis — kidding or not — to publicly refer to a fellow coach as “the devil himself.”  If for no other reason than the fact that he should know that in this day and age it would become a national story that he, the other coach (Saban) and his current boss (Muschamp) would all get caught up in.  Dumb thing to say.

But to blast him as a coward?  That might be a bit over the top.  For one thing, perhaps Davis has put on his big-boy pants and called Saban.  Perhaps Davis isn’t pleased with the way things ended in Tuscaloosa.  The coach served as Saban’s O-line coach in Miami in 2005 and 2006.  He remained with the Dolphins in 2007 and then joined the Alabama staff as Saban’s director of player personnel in 2008.  In 2009, he left for Minnesota where he became the Gophers’ run game coordinator and offensive line coach.

At the time, Saban said nice things (whether he meant them or not) to the press:


“This is a great opportunity for Tim in terms of his position as offensive line coach and running game coordinator.  We’ve had the chance to work together here at the University of Alabama as well as with the Miami Dolphins, and Tim has been a hard worker and done an excellent job with each and every responsibility he’s had.  I know Tim is looking forward to getting up there in a coaching capacity that puts him back on the field interacting with the players.  He’ll do a great job with Coach (Tim) Brewster and the Minnesota program.  We wish Tim and his family the best.”


When Davis left the feeling was that Joe Pendry was about to retire as Bama’s offensive line coach.  Instead he remained on the job through the 2010 season.  Jeff Stoutland then replaced Pendry and worked with the Tide linemen in 2011 and 2012.  This offseason, Mario Cristobal was hired to replace Stoutland, who left to join the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.

Whether Davis and Saban had a falling out about the assistant’s role at Alabama — director of player personnel versus actual on-field coach — seems to be the big question.  And no one but those inside the program would know just how that situation was handled by both parties.

Either way, Davis goofed by making his comment publicly.  And May went way, way too far in his overreaction.

Watch it below…


Mark May Weighs In On Florida Coach Tim Davis Calling Nick Saban The Devil



Mark May should stick to covering the B1G and Pac12.


You had me going with this post until your 8th-to-last word.  Ug.

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator


So of all the thousands of words I’ve typed on this site today — as I do darn near everyday — you felt you needed to come and leave a comment because I mistakenly typed “to” instead of “too” into one story?

Funny. You only had to write one sentence and you misspelled “ugh” as “ug.” Welcome to the club, I guess.

Thanks for reading the site,


@John at MrSEC @ConnGator Ok, that was funny (even though I was not trying to spell "ugh".

You should be happy I read what you write so closely.  And as I have said before you do a fine job covering the SEC.  Relax, it's almost Friday.


Well, no telling how Davis meant it. But I am not sure that I can say Mark May's words were over the top or too strong. However I would hope before he made them that he was better informed as to th nature of Davis's comments than the rest of us. Could be that Saban and Davis have a relationship that allows for the occasional barb. However making public national level comments that are non flattering at the least about your former boss who made nothing be positive public comments about you seems distasteful to me. 


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