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Alabama OL JC Latham weighs in on new OC Tommy Rees: “I love him a lot.”

JC Latham working in Alabama's 4th Quarter Program
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Alabama has a new offensive coordinator, and the players are already buying into him.

Tommy Rees, 30, comes over from Notre Dame.

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As a former quarterback for the Fighting Irish, he spent three seasons as a quarterbacks coach (2017-19) and three years as an offensive coordinator (2020-22). He developed names such as Brandon Wimbush, Ian Book, Jack Coan, and Drew Pyne to have marquee success. Rees took Notre Dame’s offense to the College Football Playoff in the 2018 and 2020 seasons. He did not have a lot of talent in South Bend (Ind.), but he has an opportunity to work with four and five stars in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

On Wednesday, JC Latham weighed in on his new play-caller. The junior offensive tackle is excited to have Rees.

“I love him a lot,” Latham said about Rees. “He is getting the team together and having us bought into the organization and execution. I have a lot of praise for him. I am really excited for our offensive coordinator this year.”

After two seasons with Bill O’Brien, Alabama is ready to turn the page with Rees.

He is working to develop Jalen Milroe or Ty Simpson into becoming a starting quarterback.

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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.

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