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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. 

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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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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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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