Alabama hiring UW’s Kalen DeBoer as head coach to replace Nick Saban

By Alex Weber, On3 Sports: Alabama and athletic director Greg Byrne has settled on a successor to the legendary Nick SabanWashington’s Kalen DeBoer informed his school he is accepting the job, per ESPN’s Pete Thamel.

The move comes after Saban announced his retirement on Wednesday, ending a 17-year career with Alabama that included six of his record seven national championships, 16 straight 10-win seasons after going 7-6 in Year 1 in Tuscaloosa, and numerous other New Year’s Six Bowl victories and College Football Playoff appearances, including this past season, where Saban’s final Crimson Tide team fell in overtime vs. eventual national champ Michigan.

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