Steve Sarkisian has at last filled the much-discussed defensive line coach position with the hire of Bo Davis, according to 247 Sports’ Texas affiliate.
Davis previously worked under Alabama head coach Nick Saban at LSU, then joined him in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, before they both made their way back to the college ranks in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
In 2011, Davis left Alabama to join the Texas coaching staff, where he coached defensive tackles from 2011-2013.
Davis has five seasons a defensive line coach under his belt — first with the Dolphins in 2006, then with the Crimson Tide from 2007-2010.
With the Crimson Tide in 2009, Davis oversaw a defensive unit that led the SEC in rush defense, pass efficiency defense, total defense, and scoring defense.
The hire closes the book on a position that at one point appeared earmarked for Tosh Lupoi.
However, with the NCAA looking into potential recruiting violations committed by Lupoi, Sarkisian was instructed to look elsewhere.
Some believed, or hoped, that elsewhere would be in the form of former interim coach Ed Orgeron, but that never materialized.
As an LSU graduate, Davis joins Tee Martin in giving USC’s staff some southern flare.
The Trojans are notorious for recruiting big fish out of SEC territory, and Davis’s presence figures to aid those endeavors.