Nick Saban is zeroing in on Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees as the top target to fill the same roll at Alabama, according to multiple reports. Rees is scheduled to meet Saban in Tuscaloosa on Thursday.

Saban is seeking a new play-caller after Bill O'Brien left the program this offseason for the same job with the New England Patriots, though O'Brien was not expected to be retained either way. Saban is seeking a fifth offensive coordinator since Lane Kiffin left to be the FAU coach prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship.