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South Alabama’s Kane Wommack leaving to be DC at Alabama

South Alabama head coach Kane Wommack has stepped down after three seasons to join Kalen DeBoer’s staff at Alabama as defensive coordinator. Wommack went 22-16 overall with bowl appearances in the last two seasons, including a 56-10 win last month in the 68 Ventures Bowl.

DeBoer and Wommack are long-time friends who have worked together before, both serving as coordinators at Indiana in 2019. That year, which was DeBoer’s only season in Bloomington and Wommack’s second of three, the Hoosiers went 8-5 and played in the Gator Bowl. Wommack continued on as DC in 2020, one of the best seasons in IU program history – the team went 6-2 overall (6-1 Big Ten) and finished the season ranked #12/#13 in the country after a close Outback Bowl loss.

Wommack is a Missouri-native who played at both Arkansas and Southern Miss. He has worked at Eastern Illinois, Ole Miss, Jacksonville State and UT Martin in addition to his stints in Bloomington and Mobile.

This is the first year for DeBoer in Tuscaloosa, who had incredible success in two seasons at Washington and will have the tall task of filling the Hall of Fame shoes of Nick Saban.


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