Alabama Football Coach Resigns Over Alleged Recruiting Violations

Updated at 3 p.m. ET on Apri 29:

Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis has officially resigned from the program.

Head coach Nick Saban released a statement following the resignation: "We appreciate all the contributions (Davis) made to the program and wish him and his family the very best in the future."

Original story, posted at 1 a.m. ET on April 28:

Longtime Nick Saban assistant coach Bo Davis is expected to part ways with the Alabama football team over possible recruiting violations, according to the Tuscaloosa News.

The Crimson Tide had been reportedly been conducting an internal investigation, with the NCAA also beginning to look into the matter. David' contract was set to run through 2017, with a salary of almost half a million dollars per year.

Davis originally joined Nick Saban's staff in 2007, when he was hired as the defensive line coach. After leaving the program for Texas from 2010-2013, he returned in 2014 and helped shape one of the nation's top d-lines under Saban in 2014 and 2015. 

Davis is a former All-SEC defensive lineman for LSU, playing for the Tigers from 1990-92. He joining LSU's staff in 2002 as a strength and conditioning coach before linking up with Saban when he was head coach of the Miami Dophins. 

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