Days after defensive line coach Bo Davis resigned amid potential scandal, Alabama will reportedly hire longtime NFL assistant Karl Dunbar to replace him.
Davis was reportedly uncooperative with an NCAA investigation into his work on the recruiting trail, and resigned after the governing body discovered he had illegally visited out-of-state recruits.
Now, AL.com’s Matt Zenitz reports that Dunbar will take over one of the nation’s most talented defensive lines.
Rising senior Jonathan Allen figures to lead the Crimson Tide unit, which lost Jarran Reed and D.J. Pettway to the NFL draft but will still feature plenty of talent in 2016.
Da’Ron Payne, Dalvin Tomlinson, Da’Shawn Hand, Quinnen Williams and incoming 6-foot-7 freshman Raekwon Davis are among the players who will make up this year’s line rotation.
Dunbar has not coached at the college level since serving as LSU’s defensive line coach in 2005.
His most recent stops include the Minnesota Vikings (2006-2011), New York Jets (2012-2014) and Buffalo Bills (2015). The latter franchise fired him in March, and now Dunbar will work under Nick Saban for the first time since serving as strength and conditioning coach for LSU in 2000 and 2001.