Nick Saban adds another former FBS head coach to his Alabama support staff
The Nick Saban coaching rehab center has just taken in a new client.
Saban is well-known for taking in former head coaches to serve under him in Tuscaloosa. Alabama’s reputation for doing this has become so notorious, after losing some key assistants this offseason, Alabama managed to replace those assistants with former NFL head coaches.
Well, we can add another name to the growing list of coaches hoping to resurrect their career in Tuscaloosa as Saban is bringing in former FIU, Louisville and Eastern Michigan head coach Ron Cooper to serve as an analyst for Alabama.
This news was first reported by Matt Zenitz of AL.com.
Cooper most recently served as a head coach back in 2016 at FIU, in which he led the program to a 4-4 record as an interim coach after Ron Turner was fired during the season. During his time leading Louisville, Cooper had a 13-20 overall record from 1995-1997.
Cooper also led Eastern Michigan from 1993-1994, during which time his record was 9-13. His overall head coaching record is 26-37.
Alabama’s new support staffer also has some experience coaching in the NFL as an assistant coach.