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Kyle Flood Leaving Alabama to Join Texas as Offensive Line Coach, Offensive Coordinator

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at Texas

In a move that was first reported last week by Chip Brown of 247Sports, Alabama offensive line coach Kyle Flood is joining Steve Sarkisian‘s staff with the Texas Longhorns.

He will be joining Texas as the offensive line coach, but also be adding offensive coordinator duties to his responsibilities.

Flood just wrapped up his second season in Tuscaloosa, where the Alabama offensive line won the Joe Moore Award as the best offensive line in college football.

 

Also of note, quarterback Mac Jones was only sacked 12 times in 2020 and ranked second nationally in rushing touchdowns with 35. Flood joined the Crimson Tide after spending the 2017 and 2018 seasons coaching Sarkisian’s offensive lines with the Atlanta Falcons.

There is one slight concern with Flood, and that’s his recruiting ability. As Burnt Orange Nation notes, “One of the questions with Flood is his recruiting ability — he likely won’t recruit at the level of former offensive coordinator Tim Beck. Most of his connections are on the East Coast. As a result, expect Sarkisian to try to surround Flood with a high-level recruiter or two on the offensive staff in an attempt to approximate the formula that worked for Alabama in landing the Brockermeyer twins and other high-level offensive line prospects.”

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