Mike Locksley was once rumored to be joining the Florida staff following Alabama’s College Football Playoff run.
It appears that is no longer the case. Locksley, Alabama’s offensive analyst, is expected to stay in Tuscaloosa and get an on-field job, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.
Mike Locksley, who was considering full-time assistant role at Florida, remaining w/Alabama; expected to get on-field job, source told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 13, 2017
Locksley could be an option in some capacity to replace Cristobal, who also served as the Tide’s recruiting coordinator.
He coached New Mexico from 2009-11, where he had a 2-26 record. He also worked as Maryland’s offensive coordinator from 2012-15, and became Maryland’s interim coach in 2015 after the firing of head coach Randy Edsall.
Should Cristobal’s move become official, he would become the second Crimson Tide assistant to depart from Tuscaloosa this season. Lane Kiffin accepted the head coaching position at Florida Atlantic in December.