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Alabama Reportedly Expected To Hire Sal Sunseri From Florida

alabama head coach nick saban at the national title game

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Alabama coaching staff has been ravaged by other college football programs in the weeks following the Crimson Tide's title game loss to 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.

Not long after, Alabama's defensive coordinator Josh Lupoi took a job with the Cleveland Browns as the team's defensive line coach.

With assistants fleeing the Crimson Tide program, Nick Saban finally responded with a key coaching hire. According to college football insider Cecil Hurt, Saban is set to hire Sal Sunseri to the Alabama staff.

Sunseri has floated around the country as a defensive assistant for several teams. He spent three seasons with the Crimson Tide as the assistant head coach and linebackers coach from 2009-2011.

He most recently coached for the Florida Gators where he was the team's defensive line coach in 2018. Now, he'll head to the SEC West and coach for the Tide.

It's a big hire for Saban and stops the bleeding as his top assistants left for other programs. Saban is used to changes among his coaching staff and this year is now exception.