Charlie Strong joining Nick Saban's staff at Alabama

Former Head Coach Charlie Strong to Join Alabama's Staff

Sarkisian's last head coaching job ended in 2015 when he was sacked from USC.

Former Texas head coach Charlie Strong is expected to join Nick Saban and his defensive staff in Tuscaloosa for the 2020 season. Additionally, Low reported that Strong received interest from several SEC programs looking to add him in a coordinator and/or analyst position. Among them: Steve Sarkisian, Lane Kiffin, Mike Locksley, Mike Stoops, Kyle Flood, Major Applewhite and Butch Jones.

Strong was sacked in December after three seasons at South Florida, including a 4-8 mark in 2019. Strong was the defensive coordinator at Florida under Urban Meyer when the Gators won national championships in 2006 and 2008. After three seven-loss seasons with the Longhorns, Strong was sacked and landed at South Florida.

Strong becomes the fourth ex-head coach to work as an analyst on Saban's current staff. He was sacked in December after a disappointing 4-8 campaign. His first head-coaching job was with Louisville, where he notched a 37-15 record in four seasons. Previously, he was at Texas and was sacked after going 16-21 in three seasons. He had two 10-plus-win seasons at Lousiville (2012, 2013) and one at USF (2017).

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