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Report: Karl Scott expected to leave Alabama for NFL position with Minnesota Vikings

Karl Scott of Alabama celebrates 2020 CFP National Championship
Photo of Karl Scott celebrating 2020 CFP National Championship at Alabama comes from his Twitter page, @iamcoachscott

After successfully replacing his offensive staff, Nick Saban is now expected to lose an assistant on defense.

Karl Scott, Alabama’s defensive backs coach since 2018, is expected to accept a coaching position in the National Football League with the Minnesota Vikings. The report came on Saturday from Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, as the Vikings want Scott to be its defensive backs coach.

In three years at Alabama, Scott produced 132 pass breakups and 35 interceptions from the secondary.

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He tutored Deionte Thompson and Patrick Surtain II to becoming All-Americans while placing Thompson, Xavier McKinney, Trevon Diggs, Jared Mayden, and Shyheim Carter in the NFL. Because of Scott’s mentorship, Surtain projects as a top-10 pick for the upcoming NFL Draft. He was a phenomenal recruiter for the Crimson Tide and assisted the program to two Southeastern Conference titles.

Last season, Scott captured a College Football Playoff National Championship and guided Malachi Moore to Freshman All-SEC and Freshman All-American honors. Moore led the secondary with three interceptions through 13 games.

Before Alabama, he served as Delta State, Tusculum College, Southeastern Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, and Texas Tech.

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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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