Charlie Strong hired to Alabama as a defensive analyst, according to ESPN
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Nick Saban has strengthened his coaching staff for next season.
After having Charlie Strong meet with him and his staff on last week, Chris Low of ESPN reports that Strong has agreed to join Alabama’s staff as a defensive analyst. He was offered a position in this same role at the University of Florida; however, he turned it down.
Nobody has had more success bringing in former head coaches than Nick Saban, and he’s tapping back into that market with Charlie Strong, who has agreed to join the @AlabamaFTBL staff as a defensive analyst, sources tell ESPN. Strong had several opportunities to join SEC staffs.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) February 18, 2020
The 59-year-old is regarded as one of the best defensive minds in college football – capturing a pair of national championships with the Gators at defensive coordinator in 2006 and 2008.
Strong has also served as head coach at Texas, Louisville and South Florida.
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Despite being let go from the Bulls after the 2019 season, he is back at a marquee program to help the Crimson Tide.
With Strong, Alabama looks to return to being dominant on defense.
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