Veteran offensive line coach Tim Davis has been hired as the Florida Gators' 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.
Davis has spent nine of his 25 seasons as a coach working with current members of Florida's staff.
"He was a guy that brought energy and passion to the job every day,'' Florida coach Will Muschamp said. "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. You look at some of the guys he has worked for and you talk about Barry Alvarez, you talk about Nick Saban, you talk about Pete Carroll. You talk about those guys and what they have accomplished. He knows what it takes to be successful."