Newly appointed Alabama football head coach Kalen DeBoer has been faced with hiring his second offensive coordinator in less than a month. DeBoer’s first offensive coordinator at Alabama, Ryan Grubb, left to join the Seattle Seahawks as their offensive coordinator.

According to a report from 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz, DeBoer will promote tight end coach Nick Sheridan to offensive coordinator.

At Washington, Sheridan served as DeBoer’s tight ends coach over the past two seasons before following him to Alabama for the same job.

DeBoer and Sheridan’s first working relationship was at Indiana in 2019, with DeBoer as the offensive coordinator and Sheridan as the tight ends coach. When DeBoer departed to become Fresno State's head coach, Sheridan stepped in as Indiana's offensive coordinator for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Sheridan also worked as the Hoosiers' quarterbacks coach from 2017 to 2018.

In addition to assuming the role of offensive coordinator, Sheridan is expected to coach quarterbacks at Alabama. Sheridan is a former walk-on quarterback at Michigan and has coached the position at both Indiana and South Florida. He also has some roots in the SEC after serving as a graduate assistant at Tennessee from 2014 to 2020.

More promotions could be happening in the future as newly hired wide receiver coach JaMarcus Sheppard could also get promoted along with Sheridan as co-offensive coordinator. Sheppard, like Sheridan, also followed DeBoer to Alabama from Washington.

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