Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide receiver coach Mike Groh talks with quarterback A.J. McCarron (10) during the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Alabama beat Michigan 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Crimson Tide Lose Assistant Mike Groh to Chicago Bears


Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is not only building an incredible college football program that sends players to the NFL, but his coaching staff has also used the opportunity to bolt for jobs at the next level. The latest Alabama assistant to head to the big leagues is wide receivers coach Mike Groh, who has decided to take the same job with the Chicago Bears.

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While Groh is out the door in Tuscaloosa, it didn’t take long for Saban to lure a replacement to fill the void on the coaching staff of one of college football’s budding dynasties.

Saban has brought Florida State Seminoles tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Billy Napier to Alabama to take over the vacancy left by Groh. Napier was only with the Seminoles for one month before deciding to quit the program.

Prior to his time at Florida State, Napier was was assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach with the Colorado State Rams. It’s safe to say that he has quickly worked his way up the coaching ladder. Napier was also the Clemson Tigers offensive coordinator for the 2009-10 season.

Saban has yet to confirm any changes to his staff, but an official announcement is expected soon.


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