Nick Saban promotes wide receivers coach Mike Locksley to offensive coordinator

Pauline Gross
January 21, 2018

According to Chris Low of ESPN, Saban has tabbed Mike Locksley as the team's new offensive coordinator while Locksley will also serve as the program's quarterbacks coach.

Locksley has been with the Crimson Tide since 2016.

A former New Mexico head coach, Locksley spent time as a coordinator at Maryland from 2012-15.

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Gattis will take over the Tide's receivers from Mike Locksley, who is being promoted to offensive coordinator after Brian Daboll returned to the NFL. Locksley, a former head coach at New Mexico (2009-11), also has coordinator experience at IL, where he worked closely with the Illini quarterbacks from 2005-2008.

Alabama's offensive staff now has Mike Locksley as offensive coordinator, Burton Burns at running backs coach and Gattis at wide receivers coach. Gattis spent the past four seasons at Penn State and also worked two seasons on James Franklin's staff at Vanderbilt before that. He previously led the offenses at Maryland and IL.

The Crimson Tide are coming off yet another spectacular season in which Alabama went 13-1 and defeated Georgia in this year's National Championship.

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