Oregon fired its newly hired co-offensive coordinator after he was arrested for driving under the influence early Sunday morning.
On Tuesday, it was confirmed that Reeves was riding with another member of the Oregon coaching staff.
Ex-UO co-OC David Reaves is due in court Wed. Today, UO says his passenger at the time he was pulled over was WRs coach Jimmie Dougherty.— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) January 24, 2017
Reaves, who worked under new UO head coach Willie Taggart while both were at South Florida, only started work in Eugene this winter. Now he’s on administrative leave, and Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens said Sunday the process of “terminating his employment” had gotten underway.
“The University has high standards for the conduct of employees and is addressing this matter with the utmost of seriousness,” Mullens said in a statement.
The Oregonian has more detail on his arrest:
Reaves ... was stopped at 2:12 a.m. Sunday with an adult passenger in downtown Eugene, according to Eugene police. The responding officer suspected Reaves was impaired and after an investigation Reaves was charged and booked at Lane County jail at 5:18 a.m.
Reaves was going to run the Ducks’ passing game and also coach tight ends. He was to work opposite former Alabama assistant and FIU head coach Mario Cristobal, who’s still slated to be a co-OC and run game coordinator. But for now, Cristobal has no co-coordinator to work with, and the Ducks are short an assistant coach.
It’s the second bit of really lousy coaching news to come out of Oregon in the last week. The Ducks announced Jan. 17 that they’d suspended for a month new strength coach Irele Oderinde, after three players were hospitalized following intense offseason workouts. Oderinde, like Reaves, had followed Taggart from Tampa to Eugene. Oderinde’s players lined up behind him publicly.