Just a couple of weeks before the start of spring practice, Will Muschamp has abruptly made a change to his coaching staff.
In a press release, Muschamp announced that Frank Verducci is out as Florida’s offensive line coach, replaced by Tim Davis.
Muschamp and Davis, who spent the 2011 season in the same position at Utah, were assistants on Nick Saban‘s Miami Dolphins coaching staff in 2005. Davis has also spent time on coaching staffs Wisconsin, USC and Minnesota, as well as a previous seven-year stint with the Utes.
“Tim is a perfect fit for our program – he has a history of coaching in a pro-style offense and shares the same program philosophies,” said Muschamp. ”It will be a seamless transition for our players and staff. He worked with Brian White at Wisconsin, Derek Lewis at Minnesota and Dan Quinn and I worked with him at the Miami Dolphins. He understands the values that we put on the line of scrimmage and he will help us get where we want to be at that position after Coach Verducci made a decision to pursue other interests. We wish Frank the best of luck and appreciate his efforts towards the Gator program.”
Verducci had been with the Gators for just one season. He also carried the title of running game coordinator.