Nick Saban

Predicting the Next 3 Failed Former Head Coaches to Join Alabama's Staff

Alabama has had plenty of coaching staff turnover, but has a ingenious way of replacing all of that talent. They hire former head coaches, and have them take over as a coordinator soon afterwards. After a mass exodus following the 2018 season, Alabama has had to plug those holes with Steve Sarkisian and Pete Golding. These three coaches could be the next to join up with Saban if they get the axe. 

3. Justin Fuente

Fuente isn't exactly doing Frank Beamer proud in Blacksburg. Following an ugly bowl loss, the former Memphis head coach's seat just keeps getting hotter. Fuente's offense, which is his calling card, tailed off near the end of the year. Even with those struggles, he's an excellent coordinator and ingenious offensive mind, making him a natural fit on Saban's coaching staff.

2. Rich Rodriguez

Rodriguez got the axe at Arizona, but landed on his feet as the offensive coordinator at Ole Miss. His quarterback run-centric offense might not mesh with head coach Matt Luke, who preferred an Air Raid style with Jordan Ta'amu under center. That clash of styles could see Rodriguez pushed out of Oxford and towards Tuscaloosa. 

1. Clay Helton

No seat in college football is currently hotter than Clay Helton's at USC. If they don't compete for a Pac-12 title this season, he's as good as done. Helton did his best work as a position coach and assistant. Going to Alabama would be the ideal place for him to rebuild his career and reestablish himself as an elite positional coach.