After the loss to Clemson in the National Championship Game, Nick Saban expected plenty of turnover on his staff due to coaches taking new positions at other programs.
But, did he expect this many new faces for his 2019 group?
The Crimson Tide announced their coaching staff for the new campaign, which features seven, yes, seven coaching changes.
Coach Saban has made it official, here is the 2019 Alabama Football coaching staff: pic.twitter.com/7eJgqyUFii— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) February 15, 2019
The two names that stand out here are Steve Sarkisian and Pete Golding, who will take over the offensive and defensive coordinator roles, respectively.
Sark is back with the Crimson Tide for a second stint running the offense. He takes over for Mike Locksley, who is now the head coach at Maryland. His most recent job was being the OC for the Atlanta Falcons, in which he was fired from this offseason. He had another offer from the Arizona Cardinals, but ultimately opted to join Saban and Alabama.
Alabama makes coaching staff official:— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) February 15, 2019
OC: Steve Sarkisian
DC: Pete Golding
DL: Brian Baker
RB: Charles Huff
S: Charles Kelly
OL: Kyle Flood
OLB: Sal Sunseri
WR: Holmon Wiggins
Jeff Banks (STC/TE) and Karl Scott (CB) remain on staff from 2018 along with Golding.
Nick Saban: pic.twitter.com/W27PEsTZez
Golding has been on the staff since 2017 and was the co-defensive coordinator last season. He takes over the reigns of the defense after Tosh Lupoi left the program to take a job with the Cleveland Browns.
Another interesting hire for this staff is Kyle Flood running the offensive line. Fans will best remember flood for his short time as head coach with Rutgers. Now, he'll look to get his career back on track under Saban in Tuscaloosa.