The Alabama Crimson Tide currently have an opening for a defensive line coach, and it’s possible that spot could be filled soon.

And, it’s also very possible the opening left by Karl Dunbar leaving for the Pittsburgh Steelers could be filled by a familiar face.

That’s because Lance Thompson, who coached with the Tide for several years, could make his way back to Tuscaloosa, according to an report:

The 53-year old Thompson, who is South Carolina’s defensive line coach and assistant head coach of defense, was the Tide’s defensive line coach from 1999-2000 and Alabama’s outside linebackers coach from 2007-08 and 2012-14. He also worked under Saban at LSU in 2002 and 2003.

Current Pitt DL coach Charlie Partridge, who was FAU’s head coach recently, is also reportedly in the mix to land the job, per

Charlie Partridge, who was FAU’s head coach before Lane Kiffin and is now Pittsburgh’s defensive line coach, has interviewed for Alabama’s defensive line coach job, according to sources.

Partridge, Thompson and others could eventually land the job, but for now, there are still a few names in the mix to fill the highly coveted position on Nick Saban’s staff.