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TidalSurge1
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Alabama closing in on hiring new cornerbacks coach (AL.com)


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Alabama is targeting former Texas cornerbacks coach Jay Valai job and the current expectation is that he will be hired, sources told AL.com. Valai would be the replacement for Karl Scott, who left the Tide to become the Minnesota Vikings’ new defensive backs coach.

Valai, a former All-Big Ten defensive back at Wisconsin, had been recently hired as the Philadelphia Eagles assistant defensive backs coach after spending last season at Texas and after a brief run as the cornerbacks coach at Houston.

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Alabama targeting former Texas assistant as cornerbacks coach (BOL)



Jay Valai Mic'd up (YouTube)

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FWBFLlaw
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What’s the consensus on him? Good coach? Strong recruiter? Good Texas ties? He wasn’t on the coaching list put together, but it did say it was an initial list and there could be other candidates.


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this will be Valai’s third stop since late January, as he was hired at Houston as the cornerbacks coach before leaving for an assistant defensive backs coach role with the Philadelphia Eagles. 


frick. Dude don't give AF about loyalty.


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TidalSurge1
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What’s the consensus on him? Good coach? Strong recruiter? Good Texas ties? He wasn’t on the coaching list put together, but it did say it was an initial list and there could be other candidates.

TWatts nugget:
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Spent the morning talking to people about future DB coach Jay Valai ...

• It only took one call on Valai and the rest was a recurring theme of great recruiter, personable and high-energy guy. Didn't take a lot of prodding with Valai as everyone seems to like him. Was also told this wasn't an easy decision (leaving the Eagles) but opportunity to coach at Alabama and under Saban was too good to pass up. On the actual process I can tell you Saban did a lot of interviews and research with this hire. Moreso than any position that I can remember this year and I don't think it was close. I'm told he will have inroads to the Texas kids for the 2022 and 2023 cycles, which would be huge with Banks and Scott departing.
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Horns247's Mike Roach shared his thoughts on what kind of recruiting impact Valai brings to the table.

"He’s a high-energy guy and that energy is infectious to recruits and their parents," Roach said. "In his short time in Austin, he was able to make some really strong connections in state, and especially in DFW. He’s a guy who is constantly on top of his targets, and outworked a lot of schools last year to land his targets. He had Texas in the conversation for national targets like Jaeden Gould and  Kamari Wilson while he was at Texas."
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I have a JUCO coaching buddy in Texas. He had nothing but great things to say about Valai as a recruiter, and thinks he is a rising star on the field. Held him in more esteem than almost everyone on the Texas staff.

5-star CB Denver Harris 6-1/180 TX hudl
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Sebastian
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Texas has too many players. Can’t let Jimbo and Sark have all of them.


TidalSurge1
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Alabama on-field staff changes

OUT:
Steve Sarkisian, OC/QB (Texas, HC)
Kyle Flood, OL (Texas, OC/OL)
Jeff Banks, ST/TE (Texas, ST/TE)
Charles Huff, AHC/RB (Marshall, HC)
Karl Scott, CB (Vikings, DB)

IN:
Bill O’Brien, OC/QB (Texans, HC)
Doug Marrone, OL (Jaguars, HC)
Jay Graham, ST/TE (Tenn, RB)
Robert Gillespie, RB (UNC, RB)
Jay Valai, CB (Texas, CB)
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armytide373
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thanks Surge!

Anyone keeping track of analysts out and analysts in for this year as well?


TidalSurge1
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Anyone keeping track of analysts out and analysts in for this year as well?

My memory recall ain't great -- fwiw:

OUT:
AJ Milwee (Texas, QB)
Butch Jones (Ark St, HC)
Andy Kwon (Ark St, TE)
Major Applewhite (USA, OC)
Rob Ezell (USA, TE)
Gordon Steele (USA, OL)
Charlie Strong (Jax Jags, AHC/ILB)
Mike Stoops (FAU, DC)
Nick Perry, DB-GA (Falcons, DB asst.)

IN:
Will Lawing, offense (Texans)
Todd Watson, misc. (Tenn.)
Shyheim Carter, DB-GA
Manrey Saint Armour, OL asst (Ga Southern)
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TidalSurge1
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@Panthers4life - Maybe copy lists into the OP.
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MagillaGuerilla
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Manrey Saint-Amour is taking Gordon Steele's spot with the OL.


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Anyone keeping track of analysts out and analysts in for this year as well?

Leavings:
AJ Milwee (Former QB Assistant) QB Coach at Texas
Major Applewhite (Former staff analyst) OC at South Alabama
Butch Jones (Former Analyst) HC at Arkansas State
Rob Ezell (Former staff assistant) TE Coach at South Alabama
Gordon Steele (Former GA) OL at South Alabama
Andy Kwon (Former GA) Ark State TE coach
Charlie Strong (Former Staff analyst) Jacksonville Jaguars
Mike Stoops - Staff analyst - FAU DC
Nick Perry DB Analyst Asst - To Falcons Asst DB coach

COMINGS:
Todd Watson - Former Tennessee director of opts (Staff analyst)
Shyheim Carter - Former Alabama player (GA)
Will Lawing - Former Texans TE Coach (Analyst)
GA Manrey Saint Armour (former Georgia Souther OL who was an FSU GA last season)


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CapstoneGrad06
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Alabama has officially announced Jay Valai.



TidalSurge1
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Official: Alabama announces addition of Jay Valai to coaching staff (BOL)


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Sebastian
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I think this is going to be a lethal recruiting staff.


Bamatab
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Valai puts us in a better position with Denver Harris. Texas probably still leads for him, but we'll should give them one hell of a fight with Valai.


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Evolved Simian
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Leavings:
AJ Milwee (Former QB Assistant) QB Coach at Texas
Major Applewhite (Former staff analyst) OC at South Alabama
Butch Jones (Former Analyst) HC at Arkansas State
Rob Ezell (Former staff assistant) TE Coach at South Alabama
Gordon Steele (Former GA) OL at South Alabama
Andy Kwon (Former GA) Ark State TE coach
Charlie Strong (Former Staff analyst) Jacksonville Jaguars
Mike Stoops - Staff analyst - FAU DC
Nick Perry DB Analyst Asst - To Falcons Asst DB coach


I think this is going to have more of an impact than a lot of people realize. They have a lot of time in working with Saban.

Perry 4 years,
Kwon 3 years
Stoops 2 years
Ezell 6 years,
Jones 3 years,
Steele 3 years,
Applewhite 3 years,
Milwee 2 years.
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BamaFan107
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I think Valai will be an amazing recruiter, think this hire will be very good


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