Nick Saban stays in-house for Alabama's newest offensive coordinator

Nick Saban stays in-house for Alabama's newest offensive coordinator

Locksley served as an offensive analyst with the Crimson Tide in 2016 before being elevated to co-offensive coordinator and WR coach last season.

Locksley is no stranger to the Tide as the 48-year-old has been at Alabama since 2016 and was the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach this past season.

Locksley, 48, takes over play-calling duties from Brian Daboll, who returned to the National Football League after a one-year stint in Tuscaloosa when he was named as the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator late last week.

It appears Nick Saban has found his replacement for former offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.

It appears early reports suggesting Nick Saban was preparing to promote Mike Locksley were accurate, Alabama has reportedly made a decision to promote from within and give the assistant coach more responsibility in 2018.

It's being reported that Locksley will also coach the Crimson Tide's quarterbacks.

Instead, it's Locksley, who is in his third year with Alabama. Locksley's previous experience also includes a head coaching stint at New Mexico. Gattis was previously Penn State's receivers coach and passing game coordinator.