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LSU officially names BR native Brad Davis as new O-line coach

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Published: Jun. 3, 2021 at 4:40 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 2:55 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU head coach Ed Orgeron officially named Baton Rouge native Brad Davis as the new offensive line coach for the Tigers on Thursday, June 10.

“Brad is a game-changer for us and he’s a great addition to our staff,” said Orgeron. “We are excited about having him come home to be a LSU Tiger. Brad is a proven offensive line coach who has developed some outstanding players during his coaching career. He also gives us another tremendous recruiter on the staff.”

Not even 24 hours after the Tigers departed ways with James Cregg on Wednesday, June 2, reports surfaced that Davis would be tapped to lead the guys in the trenches on the offensive side of the ball. Fox Sports Bruce Feldman and Brody Miller with The Athletic were the first to report the news.

Davis is a native of Baton Rouge and spent one season with the Arkansas Razorbacks. Previously, Davis was a coach at Southern Lab from 2003-2004 before his coaching career took off.

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Before joining the Razorbacks, Davis was the offensive line coach at Missouri for two seasons and helped the Tigers offensive line pave the way to gaining 374.3 yards per game, including 151.7 yards on the ground in 2019.

In 2017, Davis spent the season with the Florida Gators and led a young squad that finished the season without any seniors among the team’s two-deep. During that season, the Gators ran for 165-plus yards in six straight games during the season, the longest such streak since 2009.

Davis, a graduate of Belaire High School, played for the Oklahoma Sooners and was part of two Big 12 championship teams and the 2000 national championship team. He was named the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Lineman in 2002.

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