Brian Daboll’s replacement as Alabama’s offensive coordinator might already be in Tuscaloosa and won’t have to introduce himself to many players. Wide receivers coach Mike Locksley is expected to be named the new man in charge of the Tide offense, per FootballScoop.com.
Locksley, who joined the Alabama coaching staff prior to this season, has been a popular name for the job and a big choice among the current Crimson Tide players, including running back Damien Harris. Along with coaching the wide receivers, Locksley had also served as a co-offensive coordinator during the past season, with the Tide going on to defeat Georgia 26-23 in the National Championship Game.
He was pertinent in helping Daboll, who accepted the same position with the Buffalo Bills following the season, adjust to the college game.
The 48-year-old Locksley, who played defensive back at Towson State, moved to the offensive side of the ball in 1996 when he joined Army as its wide receiver/tight end coach. He has had stops at Maryland, Florida, Illinois, and New Mexico, where he was the coach for the Lobos, prior to coming onto Nick Saban’s staff.