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Breaking: Alabama hires Kevin Steele as its defensive coordinator

Alabama head coach Nick Saban walks on the field at Tiger Stadium in pregame before 2022 matchup against LSU
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Alabama has its new defensive coordinator.

Nick Saban has hired Kevin Steele to replace Pete Golding. ESPN’s Chris Low has confirmed the news as Steele returns to the University of Alabama to work under Saban. The 64-year-old served as the Crimson Tide’s defensive play-caller in 2007.

He coached inside linebackers in 2008, served as director of player personnel in 2013, and coached linebackers in 2014.

Steele has experience in the Southeastern Conference, coaching defenses at LSU and Auburn.

It will be interesting to see what he does back at Alabama.

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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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