Sources tell FootballScoop Indiana director of athletic performance David Ballou has accepted Nick Saban’s offer to be the new strength coach for Alabama football.
A former Indiana fullback (heck yeah Son!), Ballou has overseen the Hoosiers’ strength program the last two seasons. He spent the 2017 season at Notre Dame serving as co-director of football strength & conditioning.
Prior to his time at Notre Dame Ballou was the head strength coach at IMG Academy in Florida.
Ballou has big shoes to fill at Alabama; but sources tell FootballScoop Ballou won’t plan to be anything other than himself. “He has his plan, and the players and staff buy in. He will be a great addition at Bama.” a close connection to Ballou told FootballScoop.
As always stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest coaching job information.
Update >> Adam Rittenberg adds that Indiana athletic performance coach Dr. Matt Rhea will also be joining Ballou at Alabama.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) March 1, 2020