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Bo Davis Season 2024

Bo Davis
Defensive Line Coach
Magee, Miss.
Alma Mater
LSU (1993)

Bo Davis, a former All-SEC nose guard who is considered one of the top defensive line coaches in college football returned to LSU as defensive line coach in January of 2024.

Davis joined the LSU staff after spending the past three seasons at Texas where he helped the Longhorns reach the College Football Playoffs in 2023 with one of the nation’s top defenses. Davis spent six years with the Longhorns, first as defensive tackles coach from 2011-13 and then as defensive line coach from 2021-23.

Davis played for the Tigers in the early 1990s, served as a graduate assistant with the football program from 1995-97 and was a member of the strength and conditioning staff when LSU won the 2003 national championship.

Davis returns to LSU with a history of developing some of the top defensive linemen in college football. In 12 years of coaching the defensive line in college football, Davis has produced 17 all-conference selections and seven all-Americans. He’s coached players who have won the Outland Trophy, the Defensive Player of the Year in the Big 12 and Conference USA, along with the Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year. He’s also had finalists for the Outland, Nagurski and Bednarik Awards.

Davis has been part of three national championships during his collegiate career, winning the 2003 title at LSU along with championships at Alabama in 2009 and 2015 as the defensive line coach for the Crimson Tide.

Davis’ 2023 Texas defensive line featured T’Vondre Sweat, a consensus all-American and the recipient of the Outland Trophy as the nation ‘s top interior lineman, along with Byron Murphy, who earned Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year.

In 2023, the Texas defense allowed only 82.4 yards rushing a contest and held opponents to fewer than 100 yards rushing in eight games.

In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Davis coached in the NFL for five years most recently as the defensive line coach for the Detroit Lions from 2018-20. Davis also spent the 2006 season with the Miami Dolphins as assistant defensive line coach and the 2016 as a defensive assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In all, Davis has spent 10 years of his coaching career under Nick Saban.

In 2017 as the defensive line coach at UTSA, Marcus Davenport earned Conference USA Player of the Year honors and went on to become a first-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints. In his one season at UTSA, the Roadrunners ranked No. 5 nationally in total defense (287.8), No. 8 in scoring defense (17.0) and No. 22 in rush defense (127.7).

Davis served two stints at Alabama, coaching the defensive line from 2007-10 and then again in 2014-15. In his first stop with the Crimson Tide, Davis developed nose guard Terrence Cody into a two-time consensus all-American, and a finalist for the Lombardi, Nagurski and Bednarik Awards.

From 2007-10, Alabama ranked among the Top 5 in the nation in total defense three times, including No.2 in 2009 with 245.4 yards per game. The Crimson Tide also ranked among the Top 10 nationally three times during that span in rush defense which included No. 2 in back-to-back seasons in 2008 (74.1) and 2009 (79.4).

During his second stretch with the Crimson Tide, Alabama’s defense led the nation in rushing in 2015, allowing only 75.7 yards per game. Alabama ranked No. 3 in total defense in 2015 allowing 276.3 yards per game.

Davis’ 2015 Crimson Tide defensive line featured first-team all-American A’Shawn Robinson, who was a finalist for the Outland Trophy, along with Jonathan Allen, a first round 2017 first-round NFL Draft pick.

Davis first joined the Texas staff in 2011, coaching defensive tackles for Mack Brown for three years before returning to Alabama in 2014. The Longhorns ranked No. 6 nationally in rush defense in 2011, allowing 96.2 yards per game and they were No. 11 in total defense with a 306.1 average.

Davis played nose guard for LSU from 1990-92, earning All-SEC honors as a senior. A native of Magee, Miss., Davis graduated from LSU in 1993 and served as a graduate assistant in the strength and conditioning program from 1995-97.

After four years coaching at North Shore High School in Galena Park, Texas, Davis returned to LSU as assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2002-05. LSU went 41-11 during that span. Davis and his wife, Omeika, have two sons, Beau and Jackson, and a daughter, Juliana.

Bo Davis File
Birthdate: May 17, 1970
Hometown: Magee, Miss.
College: LSU
Wife: Omeika
Children: Beau, Jackson, Juliana

Playing Experience
1990-92 LSU (nose guard)

Coaching Experience
1995-97 LSU (Graduate Assistant/Strength and Conditioning)
1998-2001 North Shore (Texas) High School
2002-05 LSU (Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach)
2006 Miami Dolphins (Assistant Defensive Line/Strength and Conditioning)
2007-10 Alabama (Defensive Line)
2011-13 Texas (Defensive Tackles)
2014-15 Alabama (Defensive Line)
2016 Jacksonville Jaguars (Defensive Intern)
2017 Texas-San Antonio (Defensive Line)
2018-20 Detroit Lions (Defensive Line)
2021-23 Texas (Defensive Line)
2024 LSU (Defensive Line)

Bowl Experience

As a Coach
Season Bowl Team
1995 Independence LSU
1996 Peach LSU
1997 Independence LSU
2002 Cotton LSU
2003 BCS National Championship LSU
2004 Capital One LSU
2007 Independence Alabama
2008 Sugar Alabama
2009 BCS National Championship Alabama
2010 Capital One Alabama
2011 Holiday Texas
2012 Alamo Texas
2013 Alamo Texas
2014 Sugar Alabama
2015 CFP Semifinals (Cotton); CFP National Championship Game, Alabama
2022 Alamo Texas
2023 CFP Semifinals (Sugar) Texas