Though his official position was not announced, North Texas offensive line coach Brad Davis has been hired by the Florida Gators.
Davis, an Oklahoma offensive lineman under Bob Stoops, has been in the coaching ranks since 2006.
He started as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M (2006-07) and served as a staffer at North Carolina (2008) before moving over to Portland State for his first on-field job (2009-13). Since then, Davis had coached at James Madison (2014), East Carolina (2015) and North Texas (2016).
“I can’t wait to get to Florida and get right to work. I can’t wait to meet the players, spend time with them and help them achieve their goals,” said Davis in a release. “I’m also looking forward to bringing kids in who have values that fit the goals this championship-level program.”
Head coach Jim McElwain has now filled his coaching staff vacancies barring an additional departure. Ja’Juan Seider is expected to coach running backs with Corey Bell likely coaching defensive backs, Davis managing the offensive line and current RBs coach Tim Skipper moving to the defensive side of the ball with the linebackers.
“We are excited to have Corey and Brad join our staff. Corey has played in the SEC and has deep roots in the state of Florida. Brad also has strong relationship in our recruiting areas and has won championships as a player,” said McElwain. “Both are good teachers who will help our players be successful on the field and beyond their playing days.”