Report: Mike Locksley will be co-offensive coordinator at Alabama
When Alabama announced the promotion of Mike Locksley from off-the-field analyst to full-time assistant, the team did not reveal what Locksley’s responsibilities would be. A new report gives us some idea on what kind of role Locksley will play on Nick Saban’s staff.
Sources told FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman that Locksley will hold the the title of co-offensive coordinator. Feldman’s report does not address whether Steve Sarkisian, who replaced Lane Kiffin as offensive coordinator, will have the co-coordinator title or not. It is not uncommon for teams to have a coordinator and a co-coordinator on staff.
There’s no mention of Locksley calling plays in Feldman’s report, but the co-coordinator should still be able to make an impact on Alabama’s offense schematically. Locksley was the offensive coordinator at Maryland (2012-15), and briefly interim head coach, prior to joining the Crimson Tide staff in 2016 as an analyst.
Locksley was promoted to full-time assistant after the departure of former offensive tackles and tight ends coach Mario Cristobal. Alabama has not publicly addressed whether Locksley or another staffer will coach those positions.