Saban, Tide employ Whisenhunt as special assistant
Previous NFL coach Ken Whisenhunt has signed up with Alabama’s football staff as the special assistant to head coach Nick Saban.Whisenhunt’s name
appeared in Alabama’s staff directory site Wednesday night. He invested the past two seasons as an offensive analyst at Penn State. The previous Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans head coach last held an on-field function in 2019, when he finished a four-year period as the Chargers offending coordinator.Editor’s Picks Whisenhunt started his training career in the SEC as Vanderbilt’s tight ends coach in 1995 and 1996
. He then started a lengthy profession in the NFL, going 48-71 in eight seasons as a head coach. Whisenhunt had two stints as Chargers offensive coordinator and three years as Pittsburgh Steelers offending coordinator.The 60-year-old replaces Drew Svoboda, who left Alabama after 2 seasons to end up being special teams planner at North Texas. Whisenhunt’s son-in-law, Zach Mettenberger, is an Alabama expert and a former quarterback at Georgia, LSU and the NFL.