Nick Saban has scheduled a press conference for today at 11:30am CST. He also put out a press release, found at rolltide.com, that confirms he has hired Joe Pendry, former offensive coordinator and offensive line coach of the Houston Texans, and Todd Alles, program assistant at The Ohio State University. Alles will be the director of football operations. Pendry's position is unknown right now.
And, according to The Birmingham News, Saban is looking at Jason Garrett, quarterbacks coach for the Miami Dolphins, as a candidate for the offensive coordinator position. He and Pendry could possibly be co-coordinators.
In the same article, Ian Rapoport also states that Steve Marshall, former Texans offensive line coach, has also accepted a position on the staff. Bobby Williams and Travis Jones, both of the Dolphins, elected to stay in the NFL rather than join Saban's staff. Rumors are still floating about Major Applewhite, of course.
Saban met with the team for the first time yesterday. He made sure that no members of the press were allowed to speak to him, his assistants, or any of the players. Hell yes.
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