Charlie Strong is back in the SEC.

The former Texas coach, who last season was a co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Miami, will reportedly join Alabama’s staff as a defensive analyst, Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated reported. Strong and new Alabama defensive coordinator Kevin Steele were on the Miami staff together last year.

Strong previously coached with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021. Strong has nearly 4 decades of coaching experience in college football. He also had head coaching stops at Louisville (2010-2013), Texas (2014-2016) and USF (2017-19).

But perhaps his greatest career achievements came at Florida.

Overall, he’s been a defensive coordinator in the SEC for 11 seasons, and won national championships at Florida in 2006 and 2008. He’s coached 15 players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft and had 38 drafted in the first four rounds, while coaching in 7 bowl games and posting three 10-plus win seasons as a head coach, according to his Miami bio.

He’s been a finalist for the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant 3 times.