Alabama’s football program is reportedly on the verge of losing another assistant offensive coach.
The Crimson Tide, who are losing offensive coordinator Mike Locksley to Maryland, are reportedly losing their offensive line coach, too.
Brent Key, Alabama’s 40-year-old offensive line coach, is reportedly leaving for a job at Georgia Tech.
Alabama's Brent Key to Georgia Tech should be official soon. I've been told players are being informed now. pic.twitter.com/9jOTh8tchM
— Pat Smith (@patsmithradio) January 10, 2019
Key played collegiately at Georgia Tech, so this isn’t that surprising of a move.
Alabama offensive line coach Brent Key is expected to join Georgia Tech’s staff under new head coach Geoff Collins, BamaOnLine has learned. A report from the Atlanta-Journal Constitution suggested this as a possibility last week.
Key, a 4-year starter at right guard for the Yellowjackets in his college days, has spent the last three seasons coaching the Crimson Tide’s offensive line after arriving in Tuscaloosa in the spring of 2016 following a stint at UCF.
Key has coached the UA offensive line to three straight seasons of being named finalists for the Joe Moore Award, which is annually given to the best offensive line unit. Junior left tackle Jonah Williams was named a unanimous All-American for his performance through the first 13 games.
Saban will have some major decisions to make with his coaching staff this offseason. The Crimson Tide are coming off their most disappointing loss in years and now will have to replace a couple of different key assistants.