It has been a rough offseason for Ole Miss. The lingering NCAA investigation has cost the program in recruiting and Hugh Freeze’s program has lost six assistants so far from the coaching staff – incredibly, two positions have lost assistants twice (defensive line and receivers coach).

To solve his problem at defensive line coach, Freeze has reportedly reached into Alabama’s program and stolen elite assistant Freddie Roach – according to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports.

Roach played linebacker for the Crimson Tide from 2002-2005 and was named to Alabama’s All-Decade Team for the 2000s. After his playing career came to an end, Roach joined the Alabama program as a strength and conditioning coach. Roach left Alabama to coach at East Mississippi Community College and gained experience at Murray State and South Alabama before re-joining Nick Saban’s staff in 2015.