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Alabama football has a new name in defensive coordinator conversation

Washington head coach Jimmy Lake on the field before a game in 2021 season.
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Nick Saban is looking for a new defensive coordinator to help the University of Alabama football program return to dominant performances.

Pete Golding, 37, left the Crimson Tide to take a coaching position at the University of Mississippi under Lane Kiffin after five seasons with Alabama. The Tide has targeted three marquee candidates – Glenn Schumann, Jeremy Pruitt, and Jim Leonhard – but a fourth name has entered the conversation. Close sources have confirmed to Touchdown Alabama Magazine that Jimmy Lake should get a phone call to interview for the job.

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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 10+ 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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