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BREAKING: Alabama officially announces Jay Graham as new special teams coordinator

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A new member of the coaching tree has been announced.

On Tuesday Alabama officially released the news that it has hired Jay Graham as the team’s new special teams coordinator and tight ends coach.

“We are pleased to be able to add Jay Graham to our staff,” head coach Nick Saban said in a release. “Jay is well respected across the country for his knowledge of the game and his ability to recruit. He has experience at numerous schools across the SEC footprint with a proven track record for his ability to teach the game and develop young men both on the field and in life.”

Graham brings over 15 years of college coaching experience to the Crimson Tide after previously serving as Tennessee’s running backs coach during the 2019 season.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join Coach Saban’s staff at The University of Alabama,” Graham said in a release. “The program Coach Saban has built at Alabama is something special, and I look forward to the chance to help continue that success. I am excited to begin working with such a talented group of student-athletes as we build toward the 2021 season.”

Before his time in Knoxville, he spent two seasons as the running backs coach at Texas A&M and five seasons coaching the same position with Florida State.

While appropriate members of The Board of Trustees have been notified of the proposed terms and conditions of this proposed appointment, the financial terms remain subject to approval by The Board of Trustees.

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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