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Davis free to pursue college jobs

Changing coaches in the middle of the season usually doesn't work, but in this case, it was the right move for everyone.

Updated: December 5, 2004, 1:17 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Along the shores of Lake Erie, where the locals characteristically employ the term youse and not y'all as the grammatical second person pronoun, the hybrid Oklahoma-Texas drawl of Butch Davis never really played all that well.

Unfortunately, for Davis, neither did the Cleveland Browns under his stewardship.

And it is that treacherous combination -- his inability to sell himself to the players in the Cleveland locker room and, almost as important, a basic failure to connect with a legion ...

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