Alabama is losing the coach that was set to take over as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator.
Miami has hired Dan Enos as its offensive coordinator, per sources.
Georgia was also interested in Enos, who earned rave reviews as Alabama’s quarterbacks coach last season in his first year with the Tide.
It’s a significant and unexpected loss for Alabama. Enos, a former head coach at Central Michigan, was expected to be promoted to offensive coordinator if he had remained with the Tide, according to sources.
“I think Dan has done a really good job with our guys,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said during the season. “I think the biggest thing is the preparation and preparation that whatever the play is, whatever the call is, that the quarterbacks have a very clearly defined read of what their expectation is on that play and that they don’t pre-determine things before the snap and they develop confidence in going through that read progression. So you’re getting the ball in the right place at the right time. Our guys have done a pretty good job of that, but I think Dan has really helped them understand exactly what the expectation is on every play. And that comes through really good teaching and preparation through the course of the week.”
With Enos leaving, Alabama will have at most only one member of its offensive staff back from this past season’s team. Running backs coach Joe Pannunzio is the only offensive on-field coach from this past year’s staff that remains with the team.
Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley is the new head coach at Maryland. Wide receivers coach Josh Gattis is the new offensive coordinator at Michigan. Offensive line coach Brent Key was hired at Georgia Tech. Now, Enos is gone as well.
Matt Zenitz is an Alabama and Auburn reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @mzenitz.