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Gators hire Mike Summers as new offensive line coach



The Gators have hired veteran coach Mike Summers to replace Tim Davis who was fired in December.

Summers was the run-game coordinator and O-line coach at Southern Cal this past season and the hiring reunites him with former colleague Joker Phillips – the Gators’ wide receivers coach.

A 34-year coaching veteran, Summers has 15 years’ experience as an offensive coordinator and has coached at both the collegiate and NFL level (Atlanta Falcons). From 2010-12, he was the run-game coordinator and offensive line coach at Kentucky under then-head coach Phillips. His SEC experience also includes one season at Arkansas as the assistant head and offensive line coach.

"I'm honored to be joining Coach (Will) Muschamp and his staff," Summers said. “Having been in the SEC, I have always held the Florida program in high regard, and I'm looking forward to getting right to work."

The hiring means Muschamp has filled all the vacant positions on his staff, including offensive coordinator.

“He has a diverse background and has experience in the NFL,” Muschamp said of Summers. “He will be a great addition to our staff."

[Last modified: Monday, January 6, 2014 5:56pm]


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