Alabama returns both of its coordinators in 2022, which will only be the third time that’s happened in the last eight years. Coach Nick Saban spoke about what that means for the players as they get started on fall camp.

Bill O’Brien and Pete Golding offer some rare continuity, as the Crimson Tide hasn’t had both coordinators return in the same season since 2020.

“I think it’s really good for the players,” Saban said on Thursday. “I think the comfort zone that they, same play-caller, same signal callers, same system, same presentation of that system. We don’t change the system when we change coordinators, but the personality and how that gets presented sometimes is a little different. So I think there’s a lot of sort of comfort level with players. I think our staff did a really good job, we had a couple new additions on both sides of the ball and special teams. But I think they did a really good job of quality control. What we need to do better, what we can do better. How we want to try and improve. So this first day we just want to see where we’re at and go from there, but it’s always good to have continuity on the staff.”