Has the University of Alabama officially found a special teams coordinator?
It was the lone coaching position we did not receive consistent news about; however, information came on Monday about a former Big 12 assistant leaving his program to join Kalen DeBoer’s staff for the Crimson Tide. Parker Thune, who covers the Oklahoma Sooners for Rivals, reported that Jay Nunez is leaving Oklahoma to be Alabama’s special teams coordinator.
Source: #Sooners special teams analyst Jay Nunez is leaving Oklahoma to join the Alabama staff as special teams coordinator.
He’d left his role as assistant head coach at Eastern Michigan to join the OU staff in 2022. It’s not immediately clear who will replace him in Norman.
— Parker Thune (@ParkerThune) February 6, 2024
Nunez was a special teams analyst for the Sooners in 2022 and 2023.
Before arriving in the Big 12, he served as a special teams coach, assistant head coach, defensive tackles coach, co-recruiting coordinator, and tight ends coach at Eastern Michigan University from 2017 to 2021. Nunez operated special teams at Southern Illinois University in 2016 and was a quality control assistant for special teams at the University of Minnesota from 2011 to 2015.
He has had success at each coaching stop, but it will be interesting to see what Nunez does for the Tide.
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