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Report: UL-Lafayette defensive coordinator Karl Scott headed to Alabama

Karl Scott

Alabama’s revamped defensive coaching staff is beginning to take shape, with the addition of a well-traveled assistant making his way to Tuscaloosa.

UL-Lafayette defensive coordinator Karl Scott is set to join the Crimson Tide’s staff, as reported by Scott’s exact role remains to be determined.

It would be Scott’s third job in barely a month and his fourth in two years. He was secondary coach at Texas Tech in 2016 and ’17, and was hired at ULL on December 26. Before going to Texas Tech, Scott spent one season as Louisiana Tech’s safeties coach.

Scott has connections to another recent Alabama hire, Pete Golding, who was hired in December from UT San Antonio; he had been defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach at UTSA. Golding and Scott two worked together at Southeastern Louisiana in 2012, when Golding was defensive coordinator and Scott was linebackers coach.

The hire could be viewed as a surprise, considering that Texas Tech isn’t noted for its defense. The Red Raiders ranked 123rd nationally in pass defense this season, giving up 282.2 yards per game and 33 TD passes — second-most nationally. At Bryant-Denny Stadium, though, it’s safe to say that Scott would have far superior talent with which to work.

Nick Saban also is looking for a new offensive coordinator after Brian Daboll left for the same job with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.

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