Reports: Enos to be named Alabama offensive coordinator

Dan Enos is currently Alabama's quarterbacks coach.Photo Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is expected to promote Dan Enos to offensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide.

Enos will take over for Mike Locksley, who recently was named the head coach at Maryland.

Enos would be Alabama’s fifth offensive coordinator since the start of the 2016 season.

Enos, who was hired as the Tide’s quarterbacks coach in January, has gained a reputation based on his work with Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts.

Enos has known Saban since the 1980s when he was a player at Michigan State when Saba was the Spartans’ head coach.

He came to Alabama after three seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas.

Enos was the head coach at Central Michigan from 2010 to 2014.

Now he is set to take over an offense that will return the Heisman Trophy runner-up (Tagovailoa), the Biletnikoff Award winner (Jerry Jeudy) and the SEC Freshman of the Year (wide receiver Jaylen Waddle) from this year’s unit, which is ranked second nationally in scoring offense.

“He’s always been a really bright guy and had great competitive character,” Saban said of Enos earlier this season, according to AL.com. “I followed him when he was a head coach at Central Michigan. And having to play against him when he was at Arkansas for the last few years, we were always very challenged by the system and the scheme and the things that they did. I thought their offense was always really well-coached. So I guess I’ve always had a high opinion of him, but having to play against someone you develop even a greater respect for how they’re doing what they do.”

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