ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum is crushing Nick Saban for his latest coaching move with the Alabama program.
AL.com reported earlier today that Saban had brought in fired Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin for a consulting role this week.
Matt Zenitz has more details:
Former Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin, fired in October after a lengthy investigation into the death of one of his players, has resurfaced at Alabama.
In his first foray back into football since his October firing, Durkin has been helping Alabama this past week in a consultant-like capacity, sources told AL.com. It’s unclear at this point if Durkin could have a long-term role on Nick Saban’s Alabama staff though, according to sources.
Durkin, of course, was fired by Maryland in October following an investigation into the program, prompted by the death of a player.
Finebaum isn’t happy with Alabama’s decision.
“I think it is an absolutely terrible, embarrassing look for Nick Saban,” he said.
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Alabama is currently getting ready to face Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff.
The Crimson Tide and the Sooners are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on Dec. 29.