Nick Saban continues to shake up his coaching staff going into the 2022 season. According to reports from BamaOnLine and ESPN, Alabama is expected to hire Kentucky offensive line coach Eric Wolford to the same position replacing Doug Marrone.
The report from ESPN states that Marrone is expected to make a return to the NFL after one season as the offensive line coach for the Crimson Tide.
This will be Wolford’s third different stint as an assistant in the SEC as he previously served as the offensive line coach at South Carolina from 2017-20 before joining Mark Stoops and the Wildcats in 2021. During his one and only year at Kentucky, Wolford helped coach the line to becoming a finalist for the Joe Moore Award for the top offensive line in college football.
Before his time in the SEC, Wolford served as the head coach of Youngstown State from 2010-14 and posted a record of 28-10 across his four seasons with the Penguins.
Wolford is now the third new assistant joining Saban’s 2022 staff as he is joined by cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson and Coleman Hutzler who will be coaching the special teams and outside linebackers.
**This story will be updated.**
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