Whisenhunt joins Crimson Tide as particular assistant to Saban

Former NFL coach Ken Whisenhunt has joined Alabama’s soccer employees because the particular assistant to go coach Nick Saban.

Whisenhunt’s identify appeared in Alabama’s employees listing Wednesday evening. He spent the previous two seasons as an offensive analyst at Penn State. The former Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans head coach final held an on-field function in 2019, when he completed a four-year tenure because the Chargers offensive coordinator.

Whisenhunt started his teaching profession within the SEC as Vanderbilt’s tight ends coach in 1995 and 1996. He then started a prolonged profession within the NFL, going 48-71 in eight seasons as a head coach. Whisenhunt had two stints as Chargers offensive coordinator and three years as Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator.

The 60-year-old replaces Drew Svoboda, who left Alabama after two seasons to turn into particular groups coordinator at North Texas. Whisenhunt’s son-in-law, Zach Mettenberger, is an Alabama analyst and a former quarterback at Georgia, LSU and the NFL.

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