Mike Davis Starts to Shop for Luggage

Surprise! Well, not really. Embattled Indiana Hoosiers head coach Mike Davis will, according to numerous reports, announce his resignation during a news conference at some point today, ending the weeks of speculation about his job security. According to the stories, Davis will finish the rest of the season and has settled on a buy-out for the rest of his contract with Indiana. Obviously, some people saw this coming.

It's unfortunate, but regardless of Davis's coaching abilities—up for debate as well, obviously—this is the latest example of how big-time college programs are really no match for coaches with limited or, in Davis's case, zero NCAA head coaching experience. There's too much pressure, too much history to compete against, regardless of what kind of team you have. The rest of the Indiana season won't even be that interesting to watch now that there's a reduced chance of a Davis Falling Down-type meltdown. Let the awkward Steve Alford post-game interviews begin.

IU's Davis to Resign [SI]
Davis Era to End [Indiana Daily Student]
Source: Indiana's Davis to Step Down At End of Season [ESPN]
Make No Mistak: It Was Time for Davis To Go [Indianapolis Star]
Previously: Did Mike Davis Resign? [Deadspin]