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Alabama hires new defensive line coach

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Alabama hired former Texas and USC defensive line coach Bo Davis. Davis briefly agreed to join USC’s coaching staff after Mack Brown was let go at Texas, but when Alabama called, Davis jumped at the opportunity.

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Davis worked at Alabama from 2007-10 before he bolted to Texas in 2011. Ironically, Davis replaces Chris Rumph, who recently left to join Charlie Strong’s staff at Texas.

Davis is a strong defensive line coach, but he’s an ace recruiter. He was one of Nick Saban’s founding staffers upon being hired at Alabama, and he helped develop top draft picks Josh Chapman, Marcell Dareus and Terrence Cody, among others.

Alabama’s defensive line hasn’t been known as a great pass rushing unit, and Saban hopes Davis maintains status quo in run defense, while helping develop a primo pass rusher.

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Comments 4

  1. Quickly becoming America’s best coaching staff.

  2. kwe
    Commented : 3 months ago

    Seasons are changing, but there are exciting times ahead for us in Tuscaloosa. Looking forward to it!

  3. Good …hope this means Wilson stays in Athens