The Alabama Crimson Tide saw quite a purge from Nick Saban's coaching staff. With wide receivers coach Josh Gattis taking the Michigan offensive coordinator job, Saban needed a replacement.
It appears he found one.
According to FootballScoop, Alabama will hire Virginia Tech's Holmon Wiggins as their new receivers coach.
Saban and the Tide have found their wide receivers coach, per multiple reportshttps://t.co/XqjZoNWUoj— Doug Samuels (@CoachSamz) January 23, 2019
Wiggins has spent the majority of his college coaching career working with the wide receiver position. Prior to his three-year stint with the Hokies, Wiggins spent four seasons with the Memphis Tigers (2012-15), where he was credited for the development Anthony Miller, a second-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears.
Before his reputation as a wide receiver tutor, Wiggins was a running backs coach at Illinois State (2006-10) and Tulsa (2011).
Sources: Alabama is expected to hire Virginia Tech wide receivers coach Holmon Wiggins for the same position. Wiggins also had been in the mix for a coordinator role at Temple. I'm hearing Virginia Tech could target Jafar Williams, most recently... https://t.co/AgjLSaFRQO— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 23, 2019
What Wiggins brings to Tuscaloosa is his recruiting skills. While at Virginia Tech, he successfully recruited four-star receivers Tre Turner and Tayvion Robinson.
Based off his resume, Wiggins is a wide receiver savantand will help Alabama bring in top prospects out of high school.