Alabama OC search: Media members speculate about possible candidates for Crimson Tide job
Alabama lost OC Bill O’Brien to the NFL ranks on Tuesday, as he officially took the offensive coordinator job for the New England Patriots.
Now Nick Saban faces difficult decisions as he replaces both coordinators ahead of the 2023 season.
As you might imagine, media members have had plenty of ideas for the offensive coordinator role. From former SEC head coaches to former NFL coaches to current NFL assistants, there are plenty of names being mentioned.
Here’s some of the reaction from media members on Twitter as to who Saban should hire to run the Alabama offense in 2023:
The defining question for Alabama this offseason: Does Nick Saban stick with status quo or continue trying to innovate?
Eagles QB coach Brian Johnson would be a *fantastic* hire after his success under Dan Mullen and no with Jalen Hurts. Jim Leonhard feels like a no-brainer.
— Shehan Jeyarajah (@ShehanJeyarajah) January 24, 2023
My list of Alabama OC hires would be:
— Connor O'Gara (@cjogara) January 24, 2023
Some Alabama OC thoughts:
— Barrett Sallee ?? (@BarrettSallee) January 24, 2023
Dan Mullen is my #1 choice! https://t.co/41fRq4RHLL
— Aaron Murray (@aaronmurray11) January 24, 2023
Jeremy Pruitt and Dan Mullen ?
— Brandon Barnes (@ig_barnes) January 24, 2023
If Alabama truly had its pick of the litter, Andy Ludwig would be one of my top choices. Spent four seasons in the SEC as Vandy OC too. https://t.co/UaNjA2l5SB
— Clint Lamb (@ClintRLamb) January 24, 2023
Who will Alabama land over the next few weeks? Fans will be watching closely to see what sort of talent Nick Saban brings to his staff ahead of the 2023 season.