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Tommy Rees deserves this grade at the bye week for Alabama

Alabama OC Tommy Rees on the sideline during Crimson Tide spring game.
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Alabama football is off this week.

The Crimson Tide is getting players rested and healthy for next week’s SEC West showdown against LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama’s coaching staff has grown with this team throughout the season as the Tide is 7-1. The staff at Touchdown Alabama Magazine introduce a series of grading the coaching staff after the first half of the season.

Tommy Rees, Alabama’s offensive coordinator, is first.

Tommy Rees

Tommy Rees was hired in the spring to be Alabama’s offensive coordinator to replace Bill O’Brien. The 30-year-old was a quarterback at Notre Dame, but he became a quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator for the program.

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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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