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Alabama Assistant Coach Taking A Job With Cleveland Browns

A Cleveland Browns helmet sitting on the field.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: A Cleveland Browns helmet rests on the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

One of the least-successful NFL franchises of the last decade has just landed a top assistant from one of the best college teams of the last decade.

According to The Athletic's Bruce Feldman, Alabama defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi is going to take over as defensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns.

Lupoi is coming off his second year as defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach under Nick Saban.

Prior to working at Alabama, Lupoi worked as a defensive line coach at California from 2008 to 2011 and at Washington from 2012 to 2013.

Feldman also noted that Lupoi had a big hand in recruiting a number of star Alabama players, namely Tua Tagovailoa, Jonah Williams, Najee Harris, and others.

A former defensive lineman in his own right, Lupoi takes over a Browns defensive line that includes Pro Bowl defensive end Myles Garrett, along with several other highly-touted linemen.

Earlier in the week, the Browns announced the hiring of Freddie Kitchens as their new head coach, with former Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks serving as defensive coordinator.