Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban yells in the second half against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Oklahoma defeated Alabama 45-31. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Bo Davis Returns to Alabama as New D-Line Coach

Today it’s been confirmed that former Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis will be returning to the Capstone to replace Chris Rumph, who has left to take over the same position at Texas.

Davis was Nick Saban’s original defensive line coach when he came to Alabama in 2007 and helped develop such future NFL stars as Terrence Cody, Marcell Dareus and Josh Chapman. Davis left Alabama in 2011 to become the defensive line coach for Texas. Just two weeks ago Davis was hired as USC’s new defensive line coach but after Rumph left for Texas, much like Davis previously did, Saban extended the offer to return to Tuscaloosa which Davis accepted.

Bo Davis is the second new coach hired following the end of the season along with new offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.

Rumors began to swirl after Rumph left Alabama that Ed Orgeron would be following Kiffin to Alabama, but it seems those rumors were unfounded.

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