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USC football: Assistant coach Bo Davis opts for Alabama over Trojans

USC TrojansSteve SarkisianLane KiffinEd OrgeronNick Saban

Less than a week after announcing that Bo Davis was the new defensive line coach on his USC staff, Coach Steve Sarkisian announced Monday that Davis had changed his mind and would take a similar position at Alabama.

"We wish Bo and his family the best of luck.  He is a good coach," Sarkisian said in a statement on the athletic department's website. "We will move forward and find a great coach for our defensive line."

Sarkisian said Davis, who played at Louisiana State and coached the last three seasons at Texas, reconsidered because of family reasons.

Davis joins an Alabama staff that includes former USC coach Lane Kiffin, who was hired last week as offensive coordinator.

Davis, 42, worked as an assistant under Alabama Coach Nick Saban at LSU, the Miami Dolphins and Alabama.

Sarkisian had said he would reach out to former Trojans defensive line coach Ed Orgeron, who served as USC’s interim coach this season after Kiffin was fired in late September.

Orgeron abruptly left the program after Athletic Director Pat Haden hired Sarkisian.

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