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Nick Saban adds former Texas A&M grad assistant to Alabama’s staff

Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazinec

Nick Saban is getting all the defensive minds together for this season. 

After hiring Charlie Strong as an analyst and Max Bullough as a graduate assistant, Saban is bringing Bert Biffani from Texas A&M University as a defensive analyst. He joins the Crimson Tide after spending last season with Jimbo Fisher as a grad assistant. 

Biffani was with Fisher at Florida State from 2013-17 (five seasons) as a quality control coach. 

He helped the Seminoles capture a BCS National Championship in 2013 and two Atlantic Coast Conference titles in 2013-14. Biffani contributed to four 10-win seasons and in February of 2018, he was hired to Tennessee as the quality control coach for Jeremy Pruitt. With Saban knowing Fisher and Pruitt very well, hiring a guy that’s worked with both is big for him. 

RELATED: Charlie Strong hired to Alabama as a defensive analyst, according to ESPN

He wants to make sure nothing offsets Alabama defensively in the fall. 

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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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