Report: Florida Gators hire Mike Summers as new offensive line coach

Will Muschamp and the Florida Gators’ offseason coaching search is officially over. Florida hired the last piece of the puzzle on Monday in offensive line coach Mike Summers, according to a report from Scott Carter of GatorZone.com.

Summers, who spent last season with the USC Trojans, has 31 years of coaching experience, 15 of which were spent as an offensive coordinator. He has coached in both the NFL and NCAA, even working under Florida wide receiver coach Joker Phillips at Kentucky.

“I’m honored to be joining Coach Muschamp and his staff,” said Summers. “I have the utmost respect for Coach Muschamp, the staff and the support system in place. Having been in tshe SEC I have always held the Florida program in high regard and I’m looking forward to getting right to work.”

Summers is the fourth staff member Muschamp has hired since the offseason began. He joins offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler and director of player personnel Drew Hughes as the program’s new faces heading into 2014. Summers replaces the embattled Tim Davis, and now aims to help the Gators rebound from a miserable 4-8 season.