Breaking: Alabama hires Kevin Steele as its defensive coordinator
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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.
Kevin Steele has accepted the job as @AlabamaFTBL’s defensive coordinator, sources tell ESPN. This will be Steele’s third different stint under Nick Saban at Bama. Steele, a 39-year coaching veteran, was @CanesFootball’s DC last season. He’s coached at four different SEC schools.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) February 5, 2023
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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