The legacy of the 2015 Alabama Crimson Tide football team; Coaches, players

Alabama fans didn’t know it at the time, but going into the 2015 college football season, Nick Saban had assembled a coaching staff that was going to do great things. Even analysts and graduate assistants continue to climb the training ladder.

Last week, Eric Kiesau was promoted to offensive coordinator for Auburn and Jody Wright was named Tight Ends coach for South Carolina.

2015 ALABAMA COACHING STAFF

NAME POSITION 2015 CURRENT POSITION
Nick Saban The head coach Head Coach, Alabama
Lane Kiffin Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks Head Coach, Ole Miss
Smart Kirby Defensive coordinator, inside linebackers Head Coach, Georgia
Mario Cristobal offensive line Head Coach, Miami-FL
Billy Napier Wide Receivers Head Coach, Florida
Mel Tucker Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Backs Head Coach, Michigan State
Tosh Lupoi Outside linebackers Defensive Coordinator, Oregon
Bo Davis defensive line Defensive Line Coach, Texas
burton burns Associate Head Coach, Running Backs outgoing
Bobby Williams Tight wings and special teams Outgoing?
Scott Cochran Strength and Conditioning Special Teams Coordinator, Georgia

Counting Saban, that’s six current head coaches on Power-5 teams. If you include former Alabama GA Dan Lanning, the total comes to seven.

You won’t find a complete list of off-court personnel from the 2015 Crimson Tide National Championship below, but it’s a good representation.

NAME POSITION 2015 CURRENT POSITION
Dan Lanning Graduate Assistant Head Coach, Oregon
Glenn Schuman Director of Football Player Development Defensive Co-Coordinator, Georgia
Freddie Roach Director of Football Player Development Defensive Line Coach, Alabama
Kerry Stevenson Director of Football Player Development Vice President of Miles College
Aazaar Abdul-Rahim Associate Director of Player Personnel Defensive Backs Coach, Boston College
Eric Kiesau Analyst Offensive Coordinator, Auburn
Charlie Weis Jr. Analyst Offensive Coordinator, Ole Miss
Brendan Farrell Analyst Assistant Special Teams Coach, Dolphins
Kerry Colbert Analyst Wide Receiver Coach, Florida
Wes neighbors Analyst Safety Coach, Maryland
Guillaume Vlachos Analyst Would head to central Michigan to coach OL
Doug Belk Graduate assistant Defensive Coordinator, Houston
Rob Ezell Graduate assistant Tight Ends Coach, South Alabama

PLAYERS

In addition to the coaching staff, the players have also done well.

PLAYER POS YEAR PROJECT DR TAKE GLOBALLY DRAFTED TEAM ETC. NFL ROSTER
Jonathan Allen OF 2017 1 17 17 Washington Redskins Pro Bowl (2021) X
Derrick Henry RB 2016 2 14 45 Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl (2019, 2020) X
Marlon Humphrey CC 2017 1 16 16 Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl (2019, 2020) X
Minka Fitzpatrick S 2018 1 11 11 Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl (2019, 2020); Now PITT X
ryan kelly VS 2016 1 18 18 Indianapolis Colts Pro Bowl (2019, 2020, 2021) X
Eddie Jackson S 2017 4 5 112 Chicago Bears Pro Bowl (2018, 2019) X
A’Shawn Robinson DT 2016 2 15 46 Detroit Lions Super Bowl LVI Champion – RAMS X
OJ Howard AND 2017 1 19 19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl LV Champion – TB X
Reggie Ragland KG 2016 2 ten 41 Buffalo Tickets Super Bowl LIV champion – KC; now NYG X
cyrus jones CC 2016 2 29 60 New England Patriots Super Bowl LI–NE Champion
Anfernee Jennings KG 2020 3 23 87 New England Patriots BORN X
Kenyan drake RB 2016 3 ten 73 Miami Dolphins now with LVR X
Jarran Roseau DT 2016 2 18 49 Seattle Seahawks now with KC X
Ruben Foster KG 2017 1 31 31 San Francisco 49ers FA
ArDarius Stewart WR 2017 3 15 79 New York Jets CFL
ryan anderson OLB 2017 2 17 49 Washington Redskins FA
Dalvin Tomlinson DT 2017 2 23 55 New York Giants now with MIN X
Tim Williams OF 2017 3 14 78 Baltimore Ravens CFL
Cam Robinson TO 2017 2 2 34 Jacksonville Jaguars JAX X
Calvin Riley WR 2018 1 26 26 Atlanta Falcons ATL? X
Hand of Da’Shawn OF 2018 4 14 114 Detroit Lions now with TENN X
Bo Scarbrough RB 2018 7 18 236 Dallas Cowboys FA
Ronnie Harrison S 2018 3 29 93 Jacksonville Jaguars now with KEY X
JK Scott P 2018 5 35 172 Green Bay Packers now with JAX X
Shaun Dion Hamilton KG 2018 6 23 197 Washington Redskins now with DET X
Anthony Avertette CC 2018 4 18 118 Baltimore Ravens BALT X
Rachaan Evans KG 2018 1 22 22 Tennessee Titans TENNESSEE X
Joshua Frazier DT 2018 7 28 246 Pittsburgh Steelers FA
Bradley Bozeman VS 2018 6 41 215 Baltimore Ravens BALT X
Da’ron Payne NT 2018 1 13 13 Washington Redskins WASHING X
Deionte Thompson S 2019 5 1 139 Arizona Cardinals A-Z X
Damien Harris RB 2019 3 24 87 New England Patriots BORN X
Christian Miller KG 2019 4 13 115 Carolina Panthers FA
Ross Pierschbacher OG 2019 5 15 153 Washington Redskins now with NYJ X
Tony Brown comics not drafted now with LVR X
Levi Wallace comics not drafted BALT X
J.-C. Hassenauer LO not drafted now with PITT X
Derrick Gore RB not drafted now with KC X
Robert Foster WR not drafted now with DAL X
Camera Sims WR not drafted WASHING X
Cotton Lester LO not drafted LVR X
Mekhi Brown KG not drafted USFL
Bradley Sylve comics not drafted USFL
Cole Mazza NS not drafted FA

BACK QUARTER ROOM

A Twitter brawl between former Tide Signal callers recently broke out. It is to the credit of this coaching staff and teammates that this quarterback room managed to earn a ring.

  1. Jake Cocker
  2. Cooper Bateman
  3. Alec Morris
  4. Blake Barnett/David Cornwell

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