Alabama defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley reportedly will leave Tuscaloosa soon.
As reported by Football Scoop’s Zach Barnett on Monday, Ansley has agreed in principle to become Colorado State’s defensive coordinator after the Crimson Tide play in the National Championship Game against Georgia on Monday night in Atlanta.
With Ansley’s help, Alabama has performed well against the pass this season. The Crimson Tide’s secondary is tops in the nation in pass efficiency defense, with opponents completing just 54.1 percent of passes for 5.3 yards per attempt. Alabama has totaled 17 interceptions.
If Ansley leaves as reported, he will be the second key defensive assistant under coach Nick Saban to depart before the 2018 season. Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt was hired as Tennessee’s coach, but he’s also finishing out the College Football Playoff with Alabama.
Nick Saban to lose a key assistant after this game… https://t.co/kv5Cx1ZzVZ
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) January 8, 2018