Below is a quick look at where Alabama’s coaching staff stands as of Wednesday, Jan. 17.

But first, a look at where the Tide was in 2017.

2017 Result
13-1, National Champions.

2017 Staff
Head coach: Nick Saban
Offensive coordinator: Brian Daboll
Offensive line: Brent Key
Running backs: Burton Burns
Co-OC / receivers: Mike Locksley
Tight ends / special teams: Joe Pannunzio
Defensive Coordinator: Jeremy Pruitt
Defensive line: Karl Dunbar
Outside linebackers: Tosh Lupoi
Defensive backs: Derek Ansley

2017 Key Off the Field Personnel
Head strength coach: Scott Cochran
Player personnel: Jody Wright
Assoc AD for Football: Ed Marynowitz
Football Operations: Ellis Ponder
Coach’s right hand man: Bobby Williams

(image credit: AL.com)

2018 Changes

Oh, they are a plenty; and more could be on the way. Jeremy Pruitt left to become head coach at Tennessee. Brian Daboll left to be OC for the Buffalo Bills. Derek Ansley is now coaching defensive backs for the Raiders. Joe Pannunzio will reported move off the field.

Mike Locksley is expected to take over as offensive coordinator sources tell FootballScoop. Hugh Freeze has now met with Nick Saban. We hear Jimmy Sexton believes this is the right way to get Hugh back into things. Although this is not a done deal, most coaches we speak with believe Hugh will wind up at Alabama in some capacity.

Pete Golding was hired as at least co-defensive coordinator. We would expect Pete to call the defense going forward but Nick has not said anything publicly about that. Word broke today that Louisiana Lafayette defensive coordinator Karl Scott is expected to join the staff as well (per our sources).

Texas A&M special teams coordinator Jeff Banks has been hired to fill that role.

Off the field general Ed Marynowitz is not expected to return (per sources). Sources told us a week or so ago Marynowitz had an offer to join Jimmy Sexton’s group with CAA and others have reported he was discussing a potential position in personnel with the Raiders. We have not heard of a decision yet; but we are told he isn’t expected to return.

Tenth Assistant
No action has been taken on the 10th assistant as of yet. Expect Nick to continue to make hires. He has a lot of flexibility with this staff.

2018 Staff
Head coach: Nick Saban
Offensive coordinator: Mike Locksley (expected)
Offensive line: Brent Key
Running backs: Burton Burns
Receivers: TBD
Special Teams: Jeff Banks
Co-Defensive Coordinator: Pete Golding
Defensive line: Karl Dunbar
Co-Defensive Coordinator / linebackers: Tosh Lupoi (anticipated title)
Defensive backs: Karl Scott
Tenth assistant: TBD

2018 Key Off the Field Personnel
Head strength coach: Scott Cochran
Player personnel: Jody Wright
Football Operations: Ellis Ponder
Coach’s right hand man: Bobby Williams


Disclaimer: The information provided here is current as of time of publishing. Any further changes to the staff will be posted to The Scoop.

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