Nick Saban has reportedly turned the tables on his former defensive coordinator.
When Kirby Smart took Georgia’s coaching job, Alabama fans feared Smart would rob Saban of key assistants and staffers. Thursday, it was Saban who stole director of player personnel Sam Petitto from Athens.
247Sports.com‘s Tim Watts broke the news Thursday afternoon.
Petitto, who will take over as Alabama’s assistant director of player personnel (according to Andrew Bone), joined Georgia’s staff as associate director of player personnel in 2014, and was promoted to director last year. He previously served under Saban as a defensive intern in 2008.