Florida assistant: Saban is ‘the devil himself’

A Florida Gators assistant has become the latest SEC coach to compare Nick Saban to the devil.

Tim Davis, the Gators’ offensive line coach, made the remarks about Saban while comparing him to Florida coach Will Muschamp during a booster club meeting Tuesday.

Davis and Muschamp both worked as assistants under Saban with the NFL‘s Miami Dolphins. In an attempt to compliment Muschamp, Davis likened the Gators’ offensive approach to that of Saban, who has led Alabama to consecutive BCS championships.

“I’ve always wanted to work with Will [Muschamp],” Davis said. “Will’s got a plan. Will coached under the devil himself for seven years. I only did three. He did seven. And his DNA is not any different than Nick.”

Davis’ comments came less than four months after Vanderbilt coach James Franklin referred to Saban as “Nicky Satan” during a high school sports banquet. Franklin later apologized for his comment, claiming it was meant strictly as a joke.

Davis also addressed Saban’s personality, claiming Muschamp is a warmer character.

“[Muschamp]’s like the other guy, but he’s got a personality,” Davis said. “He’ll smile at you. He’ll talk to you. You understand? That’s what he’s all about. That’s Will. I’m proud to work for him.”

Muschamp brought in Davis prior to last season to help implement a run-oriented offensive attack at Florida, which went 11-2 and played in the Sugar Bowl.

This article was originally posted on ESPN.com

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