Greg Davis Resigns, Tolleson and McWhorter Retire

University of Texas football Sports Information Director John Bianco has confirmed to the Austin American-Statesman that Texas will announce this morning the resignation of Longhorns offensive coordinator Greg Davis. Bianco additionally confirmed that the retirements of offensive line coach Mac McWhorter and defensive line coach Mike Tolleson will be announced.

No word yet as to what time the official announcement will be made. The official announcement is up at MB-TF:

Three Texas football coaches will no longer be with the staff, Head Coach Mack Brown announced today. Longhorns Associate Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Mac McWhorter and Defensive Tackles Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Mike Tolleson have decided to retire from coaching, while Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach Greg Davis has resigned. McWhorter and Tolleson's retirements and Davis' resignation will be effective August 31, 2011, but a search for their replacements will begin immediately.

Davis has served as a head or assistant coach at the collegiate level for 38 years, the last 13 at Texas. He has been a part of Brown's staff for the past 15 years and a total of 18 years dating back to their time together at Tulane.

McWhorter spent nine of his 37 years in coaching on UT's staff, serving as the Longhorns' offensive line coach from 2003-10. He coached offensive tackles and tight ends in 2002, and was promoted to associate head coach in 2005.

A veteran of 37 years in coaching, Tolleson coached at UT for 13 of those seasons as defensive tackles coach and also coordinated special teams beginning in 2000.

"These are three special people who have given a lot of themselves and their families to The University of Texas and its football program," Brown said. "We appreciate everything they've done to help us have such great success during their lengthy stays with our staff at Texas. When you look at the last six years, especially - winning a National Championship in 2005, finishing No. 3 in 2008 and then being the runner-up after a tough loss to Alabama last year - it's just amazing what they've helped us accomplish.

"They are not only great coaches, but men who handled themselves with tremendous integrity, class and dignity on and off the field during their time here. I want to say thank you and wish them well because they will be missed."

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