FIU hires ESPN’s Butch Davis to be its next head coach

Former Miami and North Carolina coach Butch Davis told ESPN on Monday that he is leaving the network immediately to accept the head coaching position at Florida International.

Davis, who has been working as a college football studio analyst since 2014, agreed to a five-year contract. Pete Garcia, FIU’s executive director Brent Urban Youth Jersey of sports and entertainment, said Davis will be introduced Tuesday afternoon.

“We’ll tell you how it happened then,” Garcia said.

Garcia said Ron Cooper, who has gone 3-3 as FIU’s interim coach, will remain in place for the final two games of this season.

Fisher spoke with Quinn and his wife, Christina, on Monday.

Quinn, the 14th overall pick out of North Carolina in 2011, racked up 40 sacks from 2012-14, third-most in the NFL. He was limited to eight games in 2015 after undergoing back surgery and has played in seven of the Rams’ nine games this year, with two sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass deflections.

Quinn’s sister, Olympic hurdler Jasmine Breshad Perriman Youth Jersey Camacho-Quinn, tweeted the following close to 9 a.m. PT.:

Praying hard right now. ?? He gone be okay. He gone be okay.

When he was a teenager, Quinn’s brain tumor caused severe headaches and prompted doctors to drain excess fluid from his skull. Now 26, Quinn still goes to biannual checkups. But his two missed games this season were merely a product of shoulder and neck injuries.

Fisher said he hasn’t had any prior episodes and would not rule Quinn, or Sims, out for Sunday’s home game against the Miami Dolphins, winners of four straight.

“He was fine after the game,” Fisher said of Quinn. “As a matter of fact, he sits behind me on the bus. We had the long bus ride back from the airport, and I was actually sharing some thoughts on the game and watching some plays from the game with him.”

Garcia — who has a long history with Davis, including stints working together with the Hurricanes and then the Cleveland Browns — used Davis as a consultant the last time he hired a coach, Ron Turner, in 2013.

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