The Arkansas Razorbacks are filing out the football team’s coaching staff, starting with the offensive line coach.
Head coach Sam Pittman made his first coaching hire, choosing Brad Davis to serve as offensive line coach. Pittman drafted Davis from Missouri, where he had served in the same role for the past two seasons.
During Davis’ tenure at Missouri, his offensive line enabled the Tigers to average 374.3 yards per game. In his first year, Davis helped transform Missouri’s offense into the 13thoverall ranked offense in the nation compared to the next-to-last the previous year.
Before joining Missouri, Davis served a year-long stint with the Florida Gators. He also had single-season stays at North Texas, East Carolina and James Madison. From 2009-13, Davis was the offensive line coach and run-game coordinator for the Portland State Vikings.
Pittman and Davis have a history that stretches back to their time in Oklahoma, where Pittman coached Davis in the 1997-98 season. Davis also served under Pittman as an offensive line graduate assistant at North Carolina in 2008.