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Florida hires Summers as offensive line coach

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm •  Published: January 6, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has hired veteran offensive line coach Mike Summers, rounding out coach Will Muschamp's revamped staff.

Summers has coached offensive lines the last 12 years, working at USC (2013), Kentucky (2010-12), Arkansas (2008-09), the NFL's Atlanta Falcons (2007), Louisville (2003-06) and Ohio (2001-02). At Kentucky, Summers worked under current Florida receivers coach Joker Phillips.

Summers replaces Tim Davis, who was fired along with offensive coordinator Brent Pease a day after Florida (4-8) finished its first losing season since 1979.

Muschamp filled other vacancies by hiring offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler and director of player personnel Drew Hughes.

The 57-year-old Summers started his career as a graduate assistant at Kentucky in 1980 and has 34 years of coaching experience.

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