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Alabama DC Pete Golding unveils future plans for the Crimson Tide

Alabama Defensive Coordinator / Inside Linebackers Coach Pete Golding Photo by Rodger Champion
Photo by Rodger Champion of Alabama Athletics

Pete Golding is not planning on leaving the University of Alabama anytime soon.

Some fans of the Crimson Tide would like to see him and Bill O’Brien gone, but Golding revealed his plans during Thursday’s press conference for the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, La. The 38-year-old was asked if he plans to be at Alabama next season. Golding’s response was he is under contract and ‘absolutely’ plans to serve as the Tide’s defensive coordinator.

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His contract expires on Feb. 29, 2024. Golding’s base salary plus completion benefit is $1.73 million. He has been on Nick Saban’s coaching staff since 2018 and served under the defensive coordinator tag since 2019. Alabama is ranked ninth in the nation for scoring defense (18 ppg allowed), 14th for total defense (311.3 ypg allowed), 12th for sacks (36), and ninth for third-down defense (53-for-180, 29.4 percent). The Tide has not been dynamic against the run on defense; however, it has an opportunity to shut down Deuce Vaughn of Kansas State. Golding looks to have his group ready to go Saturday at Caesars Superdome at 11 a.m. CT.

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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. 

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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