Just hours after a report that a coaching change will likely happen at Charlotte by the end of the season, an Alabama assistant has already been named as one to watch as a potential replacement.

Football Scoop reported Sunday afternoon that the 49ers will “part ways” with head coach Brad Lambert.

CBS Sports college football writer Barton Simmons then floated Alabama co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Josh Gattis as a possibility to replace Lambert and Athletic writer Bruce Feldman agreed.

It would be tough to leave such a winning atmosphere after spending just one year under Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide, but Charlotte would be alluring to Gattis.

He is familiar with North Carolina after playing his college football at Wake Forest and it would also be his first head coaching position after spending time as an assistant at Vanderbilt and Penn State.