Brewster hires Davis as line coach and running game coordinator

Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster didn’t waste any time. A day after Phil Meyer tendered his resignation, Brewster named Tim Davis as the Gophers’ new offensive line coach. Davis will also assume the position of running game coordinator. âÄúTim has worked alongside the greatest minds in football and possesses exactly the kind of credentials I was looking for in an offensive line coach,âÄù Brewster said in a press release. âÄúHe has played a key role in helping develop some of the gameâÄôs most punishing and physical rushing attacks and I could not be more excited about the North-South mentality he will bring as our running game coordinator. Tim also possesses impeccable character, is an outstanding family man and I believe he will be a great fit on our staff here at the University of Minnesota.âÄù Davis brings quite an impressive resume to the Gophers. He comes to Minnesota from top-ranked Alabama, where he served as director of player personnel under Nick Saban. Davis spent time with Saban in the NFL as well; he was an assistant offensive line coach during Saban’s brief tenure with the Miami Dolphins. Davis coached USC’s guards and centers in 2002, then the entire offensive line from 2003-04. The Trojans racked up a pair of national championships over those three seasons. From 1997-2001, Davis was with Big Ten rival Wisconsin as the tight ends/offensive tackles coach, and during the seven years prior to that, coached the offensive line at Utah, his alma mater. Davis will join the Gophers on Monday, and in a release said: âÄúObviously, IâÄôm very excited about Minnesota football and working with Tim Brewster. Coach Brewster has a great background and IâÄôm really looking forward to getting up there. Minnesota was a real draw for me because of the great city and having an opportunity to work in the Big Ten again. I canâÄôt wait to get started.âÄù