Alabama Football: Chris Weinke Joins Staff As Offensive Analyst

If history proves anything, it proves that being an offensive analyst for the Alabama Crimson Tide is a great way to springboard to a great job elsewhere.

With Nick Saban acting as a tree in which other coaches can branch from, Chris Weinke will now get the opportunity to blossom from the sideline.

Today, the Tide announced that they hired Weinke as an offensive analyst, filling a role that has experienced its share of turnover this offseason.

Weinke is a proven commodity on the field, but his resume still needs some filling out as a clipboard and headset guy. Having won the Heisman Trophy as a member of the Florida State Seminoles in 2000, his professional career was brief and included brief stints in Carolina and San Francisco before he retired and turned his attention to coaching. Much of his time has been spent as the head coach alongside John Madden at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He most recently worked as the quarterbacks coach for the Los Angeles Rams.

Weinke now finds himself in the same position that a number of coaches have used to get secure a better job elsewhere; a coach on a Nick Saban coaching staff. Lane Kiffin is now at FAU. Steve Sarkasian is now with the Atlanta Falcons. Clint Trickett was there for less than a month before he got a job coaching the tight-ends at FAU.

How long might it take Weinke to go elsewhere?

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Michael NapolesCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Michael is originally from Miami, FL and is of Cuban descent. He holds BFA from the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts and is also a stand-up comedian based in New York City. Michael is 5'11", but wears elevators in his shoes to make himself 6 feet tall. Twitter: @MichaelNapoles
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