Tim Davis Named Offensive Line Coach

Florida officially announced on Monday afternoon that Tim Davis has been hired as the offensive line coach. Davis, who was previously working at Utah, has experience with multiple members of the Florida coaching staff, will replace Frank Verducci after just one year in Gainesville. Davis has worked for successful college coaches like Barry Alvarez, Pete Carroll and Nick Saban.

Tim Davis also has a connection to Florida head coach Will Muschamp. The two worked on the same staff with the Miami Dolphins when Muschamp served as defensive coordinator and Davis worked as the assistant offensive line coach.

"He was a guy that brought energy and passion to the job every day,'' Muschamp told Florida's official site about Davis. "He is going to bring toughness. I thought he did a great job with our offensive line [with the Dolphins]. Everywhere he has been and he's coached they have been able to run the football and create the play-actions of it, be able to spread the field, understand the protections and do what you've got to do to be able to keep the quarterback upright."

Before he took the job with the Dolphins, Davis worked at Southern Cal from 2002-04 and won national championships in two of those seasons. From 1997-2001, Davis spent time at Wisconsin, where he worked on the same staff as Florida running backs coach Brian White.

Davis spent 2008 at Alabama working as the director of player personnel. He then was the offensive line coach at Minnesota from 2009-10 where he coached with current Florida tight ends coach Derek Lewis.

In Davis' 25 years of coaching, nine of those have come with at least one member on the Florida staff. The time spent working previously with members of the Florida staff won't make the transition difficult.

"There is going to be a lot of continuity,'' Muschamp said. "This guy brings juice. He does a great job of relating to people and he's totally committed to being a Gator. That's important to me."

That familiarity with coaches already in Gainesville made it an easy decision for Davis.

"The SEC is the premiere conference in the country, and you get a chance to work with guys you've worked with who are very successful, very motivated, they want to be the best," Davis told Florida's official site. "You're working in a great environment and a great program like Florida. It's everything that you dream about."

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