Alabama has hired Miami defensive coordinator Kevin Steele to the same position, according to ESPN. Steele replaces Pete Golding, who left after five seasons in Tuscaloosa to take the same position at Ole Miss.
Steele, 64, has a lengthy history around Southeast coaching circles and was a member of Nick Saban's initial coaching staff at Alabama in 2007. He left for Clemson but returned to the Crimson Tide in lesser roles from 2013-14. Additionally, Steele worked on Gus Malzahn's staff at Auburn from 2016-20 as the Tigers stole a pair of games from the Iron Bowl rival Tide, including a 26-14 upset over No. 1 Alabama in 2017.