Monday, January 13, 2014

Defensive line coach Bo Davis returns to Alabama

Alabama's vacancy for a new defensive line coach has been filled courtesy of a familiar name. Bo Davis, who coached the UA defensive line from 2007-2010 has been hired to replace the departed Chris Rumph who recently accepted a position on the Texas staff under new head coach Charlie Strong.
Davis, who left Alabama for Texas during the Mack Brown regime, recently found new employment at USC under new head coach Steve Sarkisian. However, as has been reported Monday afternoon, Davis will not take a position with the Trojans but rather return to Tuscaloosa to fill his prior role with the Crimson Tide.

In respect to the coaching search, the rumor mill spun a web of several names, most notably defensive specialist Ed Orgeron. While the Orgeron hire would have been a "blockbuster" move in the eyes of many Crimson Tide fans, the return of Bo Davis marks yet another solid hire for Nick Saban.

While trading Rumph for Davis can be considered an "apples to apples" situation, Saban will find stability with Davis once against coaching a very talented 'Bama defensive front.


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