Over the past few years, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has hired a number of former head coaches to work on his staff – including Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian and Butch Jones. It looks like he’s adding another.
According to ESPN radio host Ian Fitzsimmons, Saban is bringing on former Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood. Flood will reportedly coach the team’s offensive line.
Flood has been the assistant offensive line coach with the Atlanta Falcons the past two years. He hasn’t coached in college since 2015, when he was still with Rutgers.
Alabama has yet to announce the move as official. The school has made a number of coaching changes in the wake of the team’s national title game loss to Clemson.
I’m told Nick Saban has hired Atlanta Falcons asst coach and former Rutgers HC, Kyle Flood to be the new offensive line coach at Alabama.
— Ian Fitzsimmons (@Ianfitzespn) January 18, 2019
Flood, after playing at Iona, coached offensive line at the high school level, C.W. Post, Hofstra and Delaware before landing at Rutgers in 2005. There, he rose through the ranks until he was given the head coaching job in 2012.
In his four years at Rutgers, he posted a 27-24 record that included three bowl game appearances. He was fired after the 2015 season following a tumultuous few months that included a three-game suspension.
Saban and Alabama finished the season with a 13-0 record. The Crimson Tide later defeated Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl before falling to Clemson in the national title game.