Alabama lost several assistant coaches this past offseason – Mike Locksley (now head coach at Maryland), Josh Gattis (offensive coordinator at Michigan), Tosh Lupoi (defensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns), Dan Enos (offensive coordinator at Miami) and Brent Key (offensive line coach at Georgia Tech). Nick Saban is apparently still not happy about their departures as he shared with Paul Finebaum:
“When the season started, I think we were great,” Saban said. “When we won the LSU game [in November], it just seemed like people’s own agendas started to become more important.”
“Coaches or players?” Finebaum asked.
“Coaching,” Saban responded. “We had a lot of guys who wanted to be head coaches at different places. It takes a special person to stay focused on what they have to do now when they have a job somewhere else that’s awaiting them and they have a responsibility on staffs.
“I’m not being critical of those people. It’s just very challenging. And we had a lot of that on our staff last year.”