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Gordon Steele, the son of Auburn Tigers defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, has reportedly been hired by the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Of note, father Steele was previously a defensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide.

The report states that Kevin Steele will take on the role of offensive analyst for Alabama.

For those unfamiliar with his body of work, Steele spent last season as a graduate assistant at South Alabama. Prior to that, he previously worked at Murray State, where he was the team’s offensive line coach and run game coordinator.

The Crimson Tide, who did lose several staff members to the NFL, will likely be fine no matter who is manning the helm at any of the coaching positions. At least as long as Nick Saban is the person leading the charge.

Oddly enough, SEC super-exert Paul Finebaum recently said that he thinks Saban only has a few years left coaching at Alabama.

“I happen to believe he won’t be there significantly longer. Now, if you force me to say, ‘What does that mean?’ I don’t know what that means. We talked to somebody the other day, and he said, ‘He’s going to be there until he’s 70.’ I just don’t [believe that].

“I mean, I think he has two or three more years. I think he’d like to win another title, and I think he will. But I think there becomes a point where he looks at the situation and goes, ‘Really, what else do I have to prove?’ And I know it’s still fun for him, and I know he’s still energized.

“But it’s usually the little things that push coaches over the edge. With Saban, I couldn’t predict what it will be. It won’t take much for him to say, ‘You know what? What do I need this for? I’m the greatest coach of all time. I’ve got six, maybe seven, national championships. Why am I doing this?’ This idea that some Alabama fans [have] that he’ll just coach forever, I just don’t subscribe to.”

Obviously, that’s pure speculation.

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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