The Alabama football coaching staff has a new vacancy.
On Thursday afternoon, it was announced that defensive line coach Karl Dunbar is leaving the Crimson Tide to accept the same position with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Al.com was first to report the news.
It is the fifth NFL job for the 50-year-old assistant.
Before joining Alabama in 2016, Dunbar spent time coaching the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills’ defensive lines.
Dunbar joins defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley as Alabama assistants who have decided to leave Tuscaloosa this season. Pruitt left to take over at Tennessee, while Daboll joined the Buffalo Bills coaching staff and Ansley secured a job with the Oakland Raiders.
The turnover on the coaching staff could lead to a bit of an adjustment period, but considering the amount of talent the Crimson Tide have on the roster, you shouldn’t expect to see any steps backwards on the field for Alabama in 2018.