Gators hire new offensive line coach
Veteran coach Tim Davis has been hired as Florida's new offensive line coach.
Davis was the offensive line coach at Utah this past season and was Minnesota’s offensive line/running game coordinator the previous two seasons where he worked with Gators tight ends coach Derek Lewis. Davis also has ties to Gators defensive coordinator Dan Quinn from their two seasons together in Miami, and he worked alongside Gators running backs coach Brian White at Wisconsin. He will replace coach Frank Verducci.
Davis has spent nine of his 25 seasons as a coach working with current members of Florida’s staff.
"Tim is a perfect fit for our program - he has a history of coaching in a pro-style offense and shares the same program philosophies," Florida coach Will Muschamp said. "It will be a seamless transition for our players and staff. He worked with Brian White at Wisconsin, Derek Lewis at Minnesota and Dan Quinn and I worked with him at the Miami Dolphins. He understands the values that we put on the line of scrimmage and he will help us get where we want to be at that position after Coach Verducci made a decision to pursue other interests. We wish Frank the best of luck and appreciate his efforts towards the Gator program."
Davis began his career in 1981 and has worked in the Big Ten, Pac-10 (and Pac-12), the SEC, the NFL, coached in 15 bowl games and been a part of two National Championship teams.
"I'm excited to work with Coach Muschamp again and join the Florida football program," Davis said. "Like most assistant coaches, I've been on a number of coaching staffs and usually there is a transition period when you join a new staff. I don't look at this as joining a new staff, having worked with Coach Muschamp, Dan Quinn, Brian White and Derek Lewis in the past.''