Nick Saban Reportedly Losing Top Assistant To Big Ten Program

first_imgalabama head coach nick saban at the national title gameSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Nick Saban and Alabama’s football program have reportedly lost another top assistant coach.The Crimson Tide have already lost two key assistants in offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, who’s taken the Maryland head coaching job, and offensive line coach Brent Key, who’s taking an assistant gig at Georgia Tech.Now, Alabama has reportedly lost another one.Josh Gattis, the Crimson Tide’s co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach, is reportedly leaving for Maryland.He’ll become the Terps’ offensive coordinator.Alabama’s Josh Gattis to join Mike Locksley’s staff at Marylandhttps://t.co/M2qkk1H0rs— Tony Tsoukalas (@Tony_Tsoukalas) January 10, 2019From Rivals.com:Josh Gattis is set to join Mike Locksley’s staff at Maryland, BamaInsider.com has learned. After serving as Alabama’s co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach this past season, Gattis is expected to take on the role of offensive coordinator at Maryland.Gattis joined Alabama this season after spending the past six seasons working as a receivers coach under James Franklin at Vanderbilt (2012-13) and Penn State (2014-17). He played an integral role working with Locksley in Alabama’s offense this past season, helping the Crimson Tide finish No. 3 in scoring offense (45.6 points per game) and No. 6 in total offense (522 yards per game). Gattis also helped develop Biletnikoff Award winner Jerry Jeudy, who recorded 68 receptions for 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns through 15 games.It’s going to be an interesting offseason for Saban and Co.last_img

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