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MU football adds offensive line coach

December 16, 2017 GMT

One day after Missouri coach Barry Odom brought on Vernon Hargreaves as his inside linebackers coach, he’s hired an offensive line coach in Brad Davis, per a release sent out Friday.

Former Tigers offensive line coach Glen Elarbee followed former offensive coordinator Josh Heupel to UCF, where Heupel is now the head coach and Elarbee leads the offensive line. Offensive analyst Jon Cooper was leading Missouri’s offensive line in practice until Elarbee’s replacement was found.

Davis spent the 2017 season under Jim McElwain at Florida coaching the offensive line. Before that, he spent time coaching offensive lines at a variety of places, including North Texas, where he worked with current Mean Green offensive coordinator Graham Harrell. Harrell has come up as a name to watch for Missouri’s open offensive coordinator spot.

“I’m very pleased to have Brad and his family join our program,” Odom said in the release. “He’s a tremendous teacher and mentor, and he’s been lights out on the recruiting trail with his approach to building true relationships with kids. Brad has experience in the SEC and he has worked hard to earn a great amount of respect among his peers. I’m excited to have him with us, and I know he is going to do a great job helping us move forward offensively and continue building.”

Davis — from Baton Rouge, Louisiana — was an offensive lineman at Oklahoma and was on two Big 12 championship teams as well as the 2000 national championship team.

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