This offseason has been full of changes for the Alabama coaching staff. Losing strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran was a tough blow, but Nick Saban is doing a solid job bolstering the rest of his supporting cast.
Earlier this month, the Crimson Tide hired Charlie Strong as an analyst. The former head coach of the Louisville Cardinals and Texas Longhorns will have the chance to rebuild his reputation under Saban.
Saban wasn’t done adding well-respected figures to his staff. Alabama has hired former Houston Texans linebacker Max Bullough as a graduate assistant. He had the same role on Cincinnati’s staff this past season.
Bullough was an All-Big Ten performer for the Michigan State Spartans back in 2012 and 2013. He finished his collegiate career as a two-time Big Ten champion. Judging off his recent Twitter post, he seems excited to work for the Crimson Tide.
— Max Bullough (@max_bullough) February 26, 2020
Landing a graduate assistant role with Alabama is a pretty big deal for a former player like Bullough.
We’ve seen over the past few years that Saban usually develops his coaches just as well as his own players. It wouldn’t be that surprising if Bullough eventually lands a larger gig elsewhere.
It’ll be interesting to see if Bullough’s experience at the collegiate level will help Alabama’s linebacker corps for the 2020 season.