Report: Notre Dame OC turns job for Alabama OC originally appeared nbc sports chicago
Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive coordinator Tommy Reese has reportedly agreed to a deal to become the University of Alabama’s offensive coordinator.
Alabama football head coach Nick Saban has found a successor to Bill O’Brien. O’Brien left Alabama and returned to the NFL, taking the position of offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.
Reese has been with Fighting Irish since the 2017 season before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2020, originally working as the team’s quarterback coach.
He did not follow former Ireland head coach Brian Kelly to LSU after leaving the program abruptly. Reese chose to remain in his post under newly appointed head coach Marcus Freeman.
This past season, Reese coached the Fighting Irish to the 33rd best offense in the country. The college has performed better in the last two seasons (his 18th in 2021 and his 27th in 2020) than it has this season.
Alabama, on the other hand, was slotted as the third-best offense in the nation after this past season, but now operates under Reese.