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Alabama to add Louisiana-Lafayette DC Karl Scott to its coaching staff

Alicia Devine - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is stacking up fresh faces, as he looks to continue his dominance in college football.

While the program looks for Brian Daboll’s replacement at offensive coordinator, multiple reports have the Crimson Tide possibly landing another defensive assistant in Louisiana-Lafayette defensive coordinator, Karl Scott 

Information from, Tuscaloosa News and confirm these rumors, especially with Scott being one of few people that interviewed for Alabama’s opening at defensive backs coach. Should he be hired, Scott will take over for the departed Derrick Ansley after he returned from Kentucky for his second stint with the Crimson Tide. 

Before he took to Louisiana-Lafayette in December of 2017, Scott was the defensive backs coach at Texas Tech University in the last two years.

He mentored the position to collecting 19 interceptions – including two for touchdowns with 77 pass breakups, 13 forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. Prior to arriving in the Big 12 Conference, Scott served as safeties coach at Louisiana Tech University in 2015. The Bulldogs’ secondary recorded 13 picks, with five coming from safeties.

Behind Scott, Kentrell Brice was third in tackles that season with 60. 

He has learned some things from former Alabama wide receivers coach and current Ragin’ Cajuns head coach, Billy Napier, but Scott is set to rejoin Pete Golding. He and Golding worked together at Southeastern Louisiana and Tusculum College a few years earlier, and with both having experience in running a defense, Saban is eyeing his first back-to-back national championship run since the 2011-12 season. 

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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