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Alabama announces Robert Gillespie as new running backs coach

Nick Saban on sideline versus LSU in 2020
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Alabama has officially hired Robert Gillespie as the team’s new running backs coach with the announcement made on Friday.

“I’m extremely happy to add a coach the caliber of Robert Gillespie to our staff,” Nick Saban said in a release. “From his playing days at Florida, to the numerous running backs he has developed throughout his career, Robert has been successful at every stop of his coaching career. He is an excellent teacher, an outstanding recruiter and coaches with great passion and enthusiasm. He is a tremendous addition to our coaching staff, and we look forward to having Robert and his family here at The University of Alabama.”

Gillespie had previously served as the running backs coach at North Carolina for the past three seasons and has aided the Tar Heels’ backfield to produce two 1,000 yard rushers in 2020.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join Coach Saban’s staff at The University of Alabama,” Gillespie said. “Coach’s program in Tuscaloosa is the model of consistency and performance, and I am truly excited to help continue that tradition of success.”

The Florida graduate has also served at top programs such as Tennessee, West Virginia, Oklahoma State and South Carolina.

This post will be updated.

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

 

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