Two more new coaches

Nick Saban went back to his LSU days on Friday when he added two more coaches to his staff. Hired as safeties coach was Kirby Smart and as assistant strength coach was Bo Davis. Davis also will assist with the defensive line.

Both Smart and Davis were on Saban's staff during his final year at LSU in 2004. Davis actually had been there since 2002, while Smart joined the Tigers after two seasons as an assistant at Florida State.

"I've worked with Kirby and Bo and know the qualities they possess," Saban said in a statement.  "They both have coached at successful major college programs, allowing them to make a smooth transition to the NFL.  They are excellent teachers and will be positive additions to our staff."

Smart comes to the Dolphins after one season as running backs coach at the University of Georgia, his alma mater. As defensive backs coach at LSU in 2004, Smart worked with, among others, Dolphins cornerback Travis Daniels.

Davis, meanwhile, spent the last four seasons at LSU, where he spent three years as a defensive lineman from 1990-92.

For those keeping score, that's four new assistants hired this offseason, the other two being offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and assistant to the head coach Dom Capers.

The Dolphins have lost four assistants from last year's staff: Scott Linehan, Will Muschamp, Richard Smith and Judd Garrett.


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