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Nebraska's Director Of Player Personnel Is Leaving For Alabama

Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game.

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Scott Frost has been on the job at Nebraska for less than a year, and it looks like he's already having to deal with some turnover. Nebraska's player personnel director Bob Welton is reportedly leaving the program to join Nick Saban on his staff down in Alabama.

BamaInsider.com was the first to report the news. The publication notes that this is the second former Tennessee staffer that Saban has hired this year. The first was former head coach Butch Jones, who was brought on as an offensive analyst.

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Welton will replace former personnel director Jody Wright, who recently left to become UAB’s offensive line coach, assistant coach and run game coordinator. Welton is the second Tennessee staffer hired by Alabama this offseason as the Crimson Tide brought in former Volunteers head coach Butch Jones as an offensive analyst in March.

Frost, meanwhile, now needs to hire a new player personnel director. It'll be somewhat of a temporarily hit to the team's recruiting efforts.

Frost hired Welton after Tennessee fired Jones and hired Jeremy Pruitt as its new head coach.

Nebraska's 2018 campaign - the first under Frost - will kick off on September 1 against Akron.