Alabama assistant coach Brian Baker hired by Indianapolis Colts
Alabama officially announced the hire of new defensive line coach Freddie Roach on Thursday. Interestingly, the team’s former defensive line coach was officially hired by the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday.
Brian Baker has moved on to the NFL, as the Colts announced his hiring along with several other new hires. Baker previously worked at Mississippi State from 2016 to 2018.
Here is Baker’s bio provided by the Colts:
Baker has 36 years of coaching experience, including 19 seasons in the NFL. He served as associate head coach/defensive line coach at Alabama in 2019. From 2016-18, Baker was the defensive line coach at Mississippi State. He was an assistant coach at Covenant Christian Academy of Colleyville (Texas) in 2015. Baker previously spent 19 years (1996-2014) in the NFL and coached eight Pro Bowlers. He spent time on the defensive staffs for the Washington Redskins (2014), Cleveland Browns (2013), Dallas Cowboys (2011-12), Carolina Panthers (2009-2010), St. Louis Rams (2006-08), Minnesota Vikings (2001-05), Detroit Lions (1997-2000) and San Diego Chargers (1996). Baker coached at Georgia Tech from 1987-95. He served as the linebackers coach in each of those years and added the defensive coordinator title in 1995. Baker coached running backs at Army in 1986. He spent two seasons at his alma mater, Maryland, as a graduate assistant (1985) and student assistant (1984). Baker played outside linebacker at Maryland from 1980-83 and helped the Terps win the ACC championship in 1983.
With Roach already on staff in Tuscaloosa, Alabama does not currently have any openings on Nick Saban’s 10-man full-time assistant coaching staff.