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REPORT: Alabama to hire new offensive line coach from Baylor

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Alabama has now hired its second offensive line coach of the offseason as Baylor’s Chris Kapilovic is expected to join Kalen DeBoer’s staff according to a report from ESPN’s Pete Thamel.

The Crimson Tide were back in the market for an offensive line coach after Scott Huff joined offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb in moving back out west to the Seattle Seahawks. These departures ultimately led DeBoer to promote tight ends coach Nick Sheridan to be the new offensive play caller and now Kapilovic taking over the line.

Kapilovic brings over 30 years of coaching experience to DeBoer’s staff with his most recent success coming at Michigan State where he served as the offensive line coach and running game coordinator from 2020-23. During that period he helped produce one of the top rushing attacks in the country, paving the way for running back Kenneth Walker to win the Doak Walker Award during the 2021 season.

After originally agreeing to become the offensive line coach of the Bears back in December, Kapilovic will instead be taking his talents to the defending SEC champions.

**This story will be updated.**

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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