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Texas Commit Eric Davis Thought Rick Barnes Would Be Back

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2015 ESPN 100 commit Eric Davis thought Rick Barnes would be his head coach in 2015

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

If there’s even been a time for a Longhorns' commit to feel uncertain Rick Barnes’ future as the head coach of the Texas Longhorns, it was now. Reports surfaced Thursday that Athletic Director Steve Patterson gave Barnes the ultimatum of making mass changes to his coaching staff and getting the boot himself. Further updates emerged Friday, claiming that Barnes would not satisfy Patterson’s demands to fire members of his coaching staff, which pointed to the assumption that Barnes will relieve himself of his duties or let Patterson do the honors for him. That news came to fruition Saturday with ESPN reporting that Barnes was out at Texas, and it wasn't what Eric Davis had reportedly been told would be the case only yesterday: