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Alabama Reportedly Hiring 2 New Coaches To Nick Saban's Staff

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)

Having lost a good portion of its coaching staff this past off-season, the Crimson Tide have found two new faces to join Nick Saban. This time, Alabama is raiding the ACC and Big 12 to add to his staff.

According to reporter Bruce Feldman, Alabama will be adding Iowa State assistant Joe Houston and Virginia Tech assistant Johnathan Galante. Per the report, the two coaches will serve as "quality control staffers" for Alabama's special teams.

Houston served as Iowa State's special teams coordinator this past season. He also worked under Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell as a quality control coach.

Galante served as a special teams coach and graduate assistant with the Hokies last year.

Houston and Galante will presumably be working under special teams coordinator Jeff Banks, who opted to stay despite the mass exodus of coaches this past off-season.

Nick Saban's staff for 2019 includes seven brand new faces, and another three who are only in their second year working under him.

He had to replace most of his offensive coaching staff, and at several important defensive positions.

Among the fresh faces are Steve Sarkisian, Holmon Wiggins, Sal Sunseri, Brian Baker, Kyle Flood, Charles Huff, and Charles Kelly.

But even with all of the new blood, Alabama is still the overwhelming favorite to take the SEC and return to the College Football Playoff next season.