The Alabama Crimson Tide, per a report from ESPN's Pete Thamel, are expected hire former UNC Charlotte assistant coach, Joe Cox, as the tight ends coach for 2022. While the current tight ends coach, Drew Svoboda, who also leads the special teams unit,  remains on the staff, it has yet to be seen what his role will be for next season.

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Cox most recently spent one season as the TE coach for the UNC Charlotte 49ers, but has seen time in the SEC before as a member of Will Muschamp's staff at South Carolina in 2020. Interestingly, Cox is set to become the fourth member of Alabama's 2022 staff that also spent time under Muschamp at South Carolina, joining Travaris Robinson, Eric Wolford and Coleman Hutzler.

Alabama is set to return just one experienced tight end next season in junior Cameron Latu who caught 26 passes for 410 yards and eight touchdowns in 2021. Outside of the former linebacker turned tight end, the Crimson Tide feature little to no experience at the position with the most snaps of the group coming from freshman Robbie Ouzts who was mainly used as a fullback last season.

Whether or not Svoboda returns for next season has yet to be determined, but the Tide gains a former SEC quarterback with coaching experience in the league that will get to work with a very talented, but inexperienced group. With incoming freshman like Amari Niblack, Elijah Brown and, now, Danny Lewis, the future of the position for Alabama looks extremely bright.

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