JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 02: Head coach Will Muschamp of the Florida Gators waits on the sidelines during the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes at EverBank Field on January 2, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Utah's 2011 Dream Team is no more.
The University of Florida has confirmed Utah offensive line coach Tim Davis has accepted the same position with the Gators.
Davis, a Utah graduate and former coach under Ron McBride, returned to the Utes along side Norm Chow last year to help guide Utah through their inaugural Pac-12 season.
Both have since left the program.
Chow, of course, became the head coach of the Hawaii Warriors.
Losing Davis is a big blow. He's not only one of the best offensive line coaches in the country, he was also, at least until leaving, the most experienced offensive coach on the staff. With Brian Johnson, who's 24, now Utah's offensive coordinator, the prevailing thought was that he could lean on the wisdom of Davis - who's coached here, at Wisconsin, USC, with the Miami Dolphins, Alabama and Minnesota.
So, you can see his resume is pretty topnotch.
The Utes had announced last week the hiring of Dan Finn, who had coached the offensive line at San Diego State in 2011. The hire suggested maybe Davis might be on his way out, however, the staff was reshuffled and Davis was moved over to coaching tackles and tight ends. It's possible that played a role in his decision.
With Davis out, you've got to expect Finn to take over the entire line, though, nothing is official yet.