Karl Scott Top Candidate For Big 10 Coordinator Job
The mass exodus of the Alabama 2020 football staff apparently is continuing. Defensive backs coach Karl Scott is apparently the top choice for the Maryland defensive coordinator job, according to Matt Zeniz of AL.com. Scott has coached cornerbacks for the last three seasons for the Crimson Tide.
Alabama has produced several top defensive backs under his tutelage in Tuscaloosa. Alabama has had three defensive backs already drafted in his time and will expect to have another first rounder this year in Patrick Surtain. His first year in Tuscaloosa he worked alongside current Maryland head coach, Mike Locksley who was offensive coordinator.
Prior to coming to Tuscaloosa he was the secondary coach at Texas Tech for two seasons and safeties coach at Louisiana Tech the year prior.
Next season's defensive backfield is losing Surtain but returns Josh Jobe, Jordan Battle, Daniel Wright, Malachi Moore and Demarcco Hellams. The group additionally is set to bring in Ga'Quincy Mckinstry, Khyree Jackson and Devonta Smith in the upcoming recruiting class.
Maryland's 2020 defensive coordinator, Jon Hoke left the Terrapins to join the Atlanta Falcons staff under first-year head coach Arthur Smith. He had been the defensive coordinator for the last two seasons for Maryland. Last season the Terrapins gave up 430 yards per game good enough for No. 84 in the nation.
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