Apparently Louisville offers more opportunity for advancement than Florida does. In his third lateral career move in since 2013, Mike Summers has decided to leave his job as the Florida Gators offensive line coach for the same post in Louisville.
Summers is also expected to be given a co-offensive coordinator title, but his actual level of involvement is not yet known.
ESPN’s Brett McMurphy was first to report the news.
Florida OL coach Mike Summers is new OL coach at Louisville, sources told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 14, 2017
Summers makes the move after a season in which the Gators offensive line struggled to make an impact. They finished fourth-worst in the SEC in sacks allowed and dead last in the conference in rushing yards per game.
Something of a coming home for Summers, he coached the offensive line in Louisville from 2003-2006. He is also a Kentucky native. With 37 years of coaching experience, and an extensive work history with Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino, Summers’ hiring is not a surprising one.
Summers will immediately be getting off on the right foot in terms of building a dynamic offense; Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson will be returning to the school next season. A quarterback with Jackson’s mobility is greatly coveted and likely played a role in Summers’ deciding to leave Florida.