Curt Cignetti has left Alabama to become head coach at Indiana University in Pennsylvania. The coaching tree has come up with the following potential replacements:
Charlie Baggett - Tennessee Wide Receivers Coach
- Miami Dolphins WR coach in 2005 and '06, when Nick Saban was the head coach.
- Coached at Michigan State from 1983-92 and again from 1995-98. During that time, he spent time on staff with Saban and Bobby Williams.
Adam Gase - Denver Broncos Quarterbacks Coach
- Was a scout for the Detroit Lions in 2003 and '04. Bobby Williams was the Lions WR coach in 2003.
- Graduate assistant at LSU from 2000-02, when Saban was the Tigers' head coach.
- Student assistant at Michigan State from 1996-99 under Saban. He also worked with Bobby Williams, who coached the Spartan running backs.
Lance Taylor - New York Jets Offensive Assistant
- Graduate assistant at Alabama in 2008.
- Played receiver for the Tide from 2000-03.
Tony Ball - Georgia Wide Receivers Coach
- Louisville WR coach from 1995-97, where he was on staff with Sal Sunseri, who coached linebackers.