Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Report: Schottenheimer meeting with 'Bama
By Edward Aschoff
Alabama has now turned its eyes to the NFL during its search to fill its opening at offensive coordinator.
Izzy Gould of the Mobile Press-Register is reporting that according to a source, former New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is expected to visit Alabama Wednesday to talk with coach Nick Saban about the opening.
Saban is looking to replace Jim McElwain, who is leaving to become the head coach at Colorado State after coaching Alabama's offense in the Crimson Tide's 21-0 win over LSU in the Allstate BCS National Championship Game on Monday.
The source said that Schottenheimer was in New Orleans for the game and that Saban is interested in hiring an experienced coordinator.
The Jets announced Tuesday that Schottenheimer wouldn't return to the team in 2012.
Schottenheimer has some experience in the SEC, as he was the backup to Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel in the mid-1990s. During that time he learned from one of the great offensive minds in Steve Spurrier.
Alabama had targeted Boise State offensive coordinator Brent Pease, but Florida announced Pease as its new offensive coordinator Wednesday.