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Greg Brown out, Steele to LBs, Smart to DBs

Doin' the Alabama coaching shuffle

The sidelines will look a tad different in 2014.
The sidelines will look a tad different in 2014.
Kevin C. Cox

A day after Texas and Alabama swapped defensive line coaches, the coaching shuffle continues in Tuscaloosa. ESPN reports that defensive backs coach Greg Brown will step down so that Director of Player Personnel Kevin Steele can return to the sidelines. Steele will take over linebacker coaching duties from defensive coordinator Kirby Smart who in turn will take over instructing the secondary.

Steele turned down a chance to become Bobby Petrino's defensive coordinator at Louisville for the chance to stay on Nick Saban's staff. He previously served as Saban's DC before heading to Clemson in the same role. After 4 seasons in Tigertown, he returned last season to serve as Director of Player Personnel for the Tide.

Brown came to Alabama after two years as Defensive Coordinator at Colorado as well as many other stops. He leaves after one season and may be looking to get back into the NFL coaching ranks.