“I never got comfortable on the sidelines,” Davis told The Oklahoman in 1982. “It's the worst seat in the stadium. The problem is when you get a story down there, it needs to be presented immediately. You're at the mercy of the producers.”
In 1982, Davis also began a stint as host of “The Barry Switzer Show.”
Family and business obligations forced Davis to retire from sportscasting, although he made a return in 1996 as a midseason replacement for Eric Dickerson on FSN's Big 12 telecasts.
“I was having the time of my life watching my son play,” Davis said of Bo Davis, then a Jenks High School quarterback.