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Report: Alabama to add a former ACC defensive coordinator on staff as a defensive analyst

Nick Saban runs on the field for Alabama to face Ole Miss
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Alabama football has successfully replaced Mark Stoops and Charlie Strong.

After hiring Mark Ophrey from Utah State to be a defensive analyst, sources have confirmed with yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine that the Crimson Tide will hire Dave Huxtable too. Huxtable, 64, was a long-time defensive coordinator in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

He served at Georgia Tech (1996-97), North Carolina (2002-03), and North Carolina State (2013-19).

He was also a defensive coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh (2012), and the University of Central Florida from 2008 to 2010.

Last season, Huxtable was a defensive analyst for the University of Texas.

Per Saban, Alabama had an ‘okay’ defense in 2020.

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He expects the new hires to help restore the Tide to being a respected defense in college football.

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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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