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Alabama promotes Dan Enos to OC, will Saban hire a QBs coach?

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To avoid any speculation in the offseason, Alabama head coach Nick Saban solved one issue on his coaching staff in promoting Dan Enos to offensive coordinator. 

After serving one season as quarterbacks’ coach, the Michigan native takes over for Michael Locksley — who has a head coaching position at Maryland. He will start his new job following the College Football Playoff, as he intends on helping the Crimson Tide secure a national title. 

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Enos had success running an offense at both Arkansas and Central Michigan; however, the question will be if Saban trusts him to with a full scheme while prepping quarterbacks. 

Multiple coaches on staff are able to perform double duty, but seeing how the 50-year-old performs in the CFP will be the determining factor in whether he gets help. While he has produced seven 3,000-yard passers in his tenure, Saban likes for his assistants to be focused on one thing at a time.

No names have surfaced as ideal candidates at quarterbacks’ coach; nevertheless, the Tide will have its pick of the litter once spring and summer roll in. Enos looks to have Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts prepared to face Oklahoma at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla., on Saturday, Dec. 29 for the Orange Bowl.

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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.

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