Alabama Football: Jim McElwain To Re-Join Nick Saban’s Staff?

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Jim McElwain may not be out of work for long.

According to reports on Tuesday, the former Florida Gators head coach is in talks with the Alabama football program to re-join Nick Saban’s staff.

The Crimson Tide have a big vacancy on the staff after former offensive coordinator Brian Daboll left the position for a role in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills.

McElwain previously served as offensive coordinator on Alabama’s staff under Saban from 2008-11.

Before leaving Alabama to serve as head coach at Colorado State and ultimately Florida, Saban served in an offensive assistant role at Eastern Washington, Montana State, Louisville, Michigan State and Fresno State, along with being offensive coordinator in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders.

McElwain had success as a head coach, going 44-28 and winning two SEC Eastern Division titles, but his roots lie as an assistant on the offensive side of the ball.

Mike Locksley is currently the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Alabama. If another person comes in to take the role, he is expected to leave the program for a position at Florida State.

CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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