Utes hire Davis to coach O-line

Tim Davis is Utah's new offensive line coach, the school announced Thursday.

Davis is a former Ute offensive tackle from 1978-80 and a Utah offensive line coach from 1990-96. Pac-10 fans will remember him from his two years at USC in 2003 and 2004, which some of you might recall as successful seasons. And he worked with Norm Chow when he was there. Hmm.

Davis has spent the past two seasons as the run game coordinator and offensive line coach at Minnesota. Davis has also coached at Wisconsin (1997-2001), and he left USC for the Miami Dolphins in 2005.

"This will be Tim Davis's second time around at Utah and he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our program," Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement. "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 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.

More here. As for the Chow-to-Utah talk, the Deseret News reports, "Utah sources said 'there have been no developments' as of Thursday afternoon."