Alabama’s staff turnover has been well-documented this off-season, and it doesn’t look like it has ended just yet.
The Crimson Tide are set to lose assistant coach. According to SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic, running backs coach Joe Pannunzio is leaving Tuscaloosa to take a job with the Philadelphia Eagles.
AL.com’s Matt Zenitz first reported that Pannunzio could be heading north.
Alabama RB coach Joe Pannunzio is leaving to take a position with the @eagles
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) February 7, 2019
This move makes sense, as Pannunzio was on the Eagles’ staff in 2015-16. He sandwiched that stint around two tours of duty with the Crimson Tide.
Pannunzio was Alabama’s director of football ops from 2011-14, and then returned to the staff as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach in 2017.
He served as running backs coach this past season, but Charles Huff was recently hired away from Mississippi State to take over those duties.
Nick Saban has had to replace a multitude of assistants this offseason, as Mike Locksley, Dan Enos, Josh Gattis, Tosh Lupoi, Brent Key and Craig Kuligowski all departed.
Huff, Kyle Flood, Charles Kelly, Brian Baker and Sal Sunseri are all now in the fold,