Mike Locksley to be Alabama's next offensive coordinator

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With news of Mike Locksley becoming the next offensive coordinator for Alabama football, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban is still working to fill out the rest of the coaching staff. The news comes less than a week after Daboll left for the NFL's Buffalo Bills.

ESPN's Chris Low reports that Alabama has chose to promote offensive assistant Michael Locksley to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Before coaching at Maryland, Locksley was the head coach of New Mexico from 2009-11.

While with the Crimson Tide, Locksley has been credited with helping institute numerous team's run-pass option and designed quarterback run plays that have been instrumental to the team's offensive success with Hurts at quarterback.

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This promotion makes it Locksley's third opportunity as an offensive coordinator. He then served as a co-offensive coordinator alongside of Daboll this past season and also held the position of wide receivers coach.

In 2015 Gattis was named the Big Ten Recruiter of the Year, as he was instrumental in Penn State signing a Top 15 recruiting class in 2015. Now he faces a much more challenging responsibility on the Crimson Tide staff, helping Saban pick a quarterback for 2018. He previously led the offenses at Maryland and IL.

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