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Another Alabama Assistant Has Taken A New Job Elsewhere

Alabama head coach Nick Saban on the sideline.

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

Alabama's staff turnover continued on Wednesday morning, with another assistant coach taking a position elsewhere, according to a new report.

Alabama defensive analyst Lou Spanos is leaving Tuscaloosa to become the defensive coordinator at UConn, reports AL.com's Matt Zenitz. Spanos spent one season with the Crimson Tide.

Spanos was previously UCLA's defensive coordinator in 2012-13 and was the linebackers coach with the NFL's Tennessee Titans from 2014-17.

He was the linebackers coach of the Washington Redskins in 2010 and 2011 and spent 15 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1995-2009 as a defensive quality control and assistant linebackers coach.

Spanos joins offensive assistants Brent Key, Josh Gattis, Dan Enos and Mike Locksley in leaving Alabama this offseason. Locksley became the new head coach at Maryland while Enos became the new offensive coordinator at Miami.

Gattis is the new OC at Michigan while Key is now the assistant head coach/offensive line coach/run game coordinator at Georgia Tech.

Saban has already tabbed Steve Sarkisian to return as offensive coordinator, and has reportedly interviewed former Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood for the team's offensive line coaching vacancy.