Shea Tierney is a name Alabama fans should keep an eye on for open offensive coordinator position
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban is not ready to select his offensive coordinator yet.
He continues to interview candidates because he wants a perfect fit for the program.
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A name Crimson Tide fans should keep an eye on is Shea Tierney of the New York Giants. He is familiar with the Tide and has followed Brian Daboll in his most recent coaching stops. Tierney spent 2016 and 2017 as an offensive analyst on Saban’s staff.
He helped Lane Kiffin coach Jalen Hurts to guide Alabama to a Southeastern Conference Championship, a Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl victory (College Football Playoff Semifinal), and a CFP National Championship Game appearance in 2016. Tierney assisted Daboll in propelling Alabama to a CFP National Championship in 2017. The Tide averaged over 37 points per game in both seasons.
Tierney, 36, followed Daboll to the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants.
He mentored Josh Allen to finish second in the 2020 NFL Most Valuable Player voting. Allen set franchise single-season records for the Bills in passing touchdowns (37), completions (396), 300-yard games (eight), passer rating (107.2), completion percentage (69.2), passing yards (4,544), and total touchdowns (46). Tierney improved Daniel Jones in his fourth NFL season with the Giants, helping him to career-highs for completion percentage (67.2), passing yards (3,205), and passer rating (92.5).
Tierney helped Jones cut down his turnovers as he tossed five interceptions last season.
He refined the mechanics of Allen and Jones, and he could be great for Alabama if Saban gets him.
Tierney recently interviewed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator vacancy.
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