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Alabama Reportedly Expected To Hire Charles Kelly From Tennessee

alabama head coach nick saban at the sec championship game

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Alabama coaching staff is finally taking shape after it was ravaged following the title game loss against Clemson. Former offensive coordinator Mike Locksley left to become the head coach at Maryland and his presumptive replacement, Dan Enos, left to take the offensive coordinator role at Miami alongside Manny Diaz.

That left a major hole on the offensive coaching staff for Nick Saban to fill, but not long after, Alabama's defensive coordinator Josh Lupoi took a job with the Cleveland Browns as the team's defensive line coach.

After getting crushed on both sides of the coaching staff, Saban finally nabbed a few coaches from around the SEC.

Earlier this week, Saban landed longtime defensive assistant Sal Sunseri from Florida. Just one day later, Saban grabbed another top SEC assistant.

This time, he's stealing from Tennessee. According to Austin Price of VolQuest, Tennessee assistant Charles Kelly is leaving the Volunteers to join Saban's staff.

Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt has lost assistant coach Charles Kelly to Alabama. The veteran secondary coach is leaving Rocky Top to coach the secondary for the Tide with sources telling Volquest that Kelly could be in line to for a bigger title once Nick Saban finalizes the rest of his staff.

Saban's staff finally appears to be taking shape. Stay tuned for an official announcement from Saban and the Crimson Tide.