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Tim Davis Hired to Coach Utah Offensive Line

Tim Davis joins Ute staff after two years at Minnesota.

Tim Davis joins Ute staff after two years at Minnesota.

Jan. 13, 2011

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Tim Davis, a Ute offensive tackle from 1978-80 and a Utah offensive line coach from 1990-96, is returning to his alma mater. Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham announced Davis as his new offensive line coach today, replacing Blake Miller, who resigned.

Davis has spent the last two seasons as the run game coordinator and offensive line coach at Minnesota. Since leaving Utah after the 1996 season, Davis has also coached at Wisconsin (1997-2001), USC (2002-04) and the Miami Dolphins (2005-06).

"This will be Tim Davis's second time around at Utah and he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our program," said Whittingham. "Tim is known for developing a strong rapport with his players and he will be a great addition to our staff. He has coached at some of the premier football programs in the country over the course of his career and that experience should prove valuable as we head into the Pac 12 Conference."

Davis coached for four bowl teams at both Utah and Wisconsin. The Trojans played in three BCS bowl games during Davis' time on the staff, winning national championships in 2003 and 2004. He left USC to join Nick Saban, then head coach of the Miami Dolphins, as an assistant offensive line coach. He would later go to Alabama with Saban, serving as his director of player personnel in 2008, before returning to the sidelines with the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

"I'm very excited to be back home. This place is phenomenal. A lot has changed in Salt Lake City since we left, but it still feels like home. The expectation level has risen so high here. I felt like the Sugar Bowl was a statement game for the country about what Utah football has become and I'm excited to be a part of it."



He began his career in volunteer and graduate assistant roles at Wisconsin and Arizona from 1983-87. He was the offensive coordinator at Walla Walla Community College in 1988 before securing his first full-time job at Idaho State, coaching the offensive line in 1989.

Davis lettered three years on the offensive line at Utah, earning the team's Most Inspirational Player award in 1980. He earned a bachelor's degree from Utah in 1982. His master's degree is from Wisconsin (1986).

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