Report: Alabama hires secondary coach
Leave it to Nick Saban to continue making moves and improving his staff, despite losing two good coaches and recruiters in Kevin Steele and Lance Thompson.
Former Chicago Bears DC Mel Tucker will be Alabama's new secondary coach per sources.
— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) January 26, 2015
According to SI.com, Alabama has hired former Chicago Bears DC Mel Tucker as its new secondary coach. Tucker has coached in the NFL since 2005, serving as a defensive coordinator since 2008. Tucker last coached the defensive backs under Nick Saban at LSU in 2000.
Alabama’s weakest aspect of its defense continues to be the defensive secondary, and Tucker is the best hire NicK Saban could have made. While the Crimson Tide’s defense has been elite, the secondary has lacked great corner play.
The Crimson Tide will look for Tucker to help improve the weakness.
With the hire of Tucker, Alabama has filled its last on-field coaching vacancy, and Kirby Smart will now coach the inside linebackers.