Alabama associate defensive coordinator and safeties coach Charles Kelly has accepted the defensive coordinator role at Colorado under newly hired head coach Deion Sanders.

Kelly has been in coaching since 1990 and has made stops all over the country, including Alabama, Tennessee, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Jacksonville State and Auburn.

Kelly was the defensive coordinator at Florida State from 2014-2017. He coached linebackers for the Seminoles when they won the National Title in 2013-14.

Kelly had been at Alabama since 2019 before accepting the job with Sanders. Colorado is soon to become a hotbed for high level transfers and recruits. After all, who doesn’t want to play for Coach Prime?

It was reported earlier that Mike Zimmer was also considered for the defensive coordinator position at Colorado. It seems they were just rumors.