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The Alabama Crimson Tide reportedly have a new offensive coordinator, and head coach Nick Saban didn’t even need to look outside his staff to find someone to replace Brian Daboll.

According to FootballScoop, Alabama is expected to go with Mike Locksley as the team’s new offensive coordinator. BamaOnLine has also sent out a report of its own, stating that this news is true.

It has been reported that Saban was meeting with Hugh Freeze about potentially joining the staff, but there’s clear obstacles in the way of him even getting a job, nevertheless landing one as important as offensive coordinator.

Locksley does bring a ton of experience with him. Prior to the Bama gig, he spent four seasons as an offensive coordinator at Illinois from 2005 to 2008. Not to mention another four seasons as Maryland’s offensive coordinator from 2012 to 2015.

Let us not forget that he was the head coach of New Mexico from 2009-2011, too. In three seasons as a head coach, it wasn’t pretty, as his overall record was 2-26. He managed to have a short stint with Maryland manning the helm in an interim roll, going 1-5 in 2015.

Locksley has spent the last two seasons with Alabama, serving as the receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator in the 2017 season.

The Crimson Tide loss Daboll after the National Championship game. He decided to take a gig with the Buffalo Bills.

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Joseph has been covering college basketball for nearly a decade. He's also the co-host of the Off The Wall podcast. Marty Jannetty is better than HBK.
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