Alabama Names its Next Offensive Coordinator
Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees will become the next OC at The University of Alabama.
Rees interviewed for the position on Thursday afternoon in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and according to FootballScoop, was offered the position later in the evening.
The 30-year-old has been with the Fighting Irish since 2017, first as the quarterbacks coach (2017-19), then was promoted to OC as well as keeping his position as QB coach in 2020.
Prior to Notre Dame, he was a graduate assistant for Northwestern (2015) and an offensive assistant for the San Diego Chargers (2016).
The Fighting Irish ranked No. 14 in third down conversion percentage, No. 42 in scoring offense, tied for No. 46 in first downs offense, and No. 50 in red zone offense in 2022, according to the NCAA.
Last season, the Notre Dame offense totaled 5,148 yards including 2,692 passing yards, 2,456 rushing yards, averaged 396.0 yards per game, 207.1 passing yards per game, 188.9 rushing yards per game, scored 413 points, and averaged 31.8 points per game, according to ESPN.
Rees is a Notre Dame alumnus, who played quarterback in South Bend, Ind., from 2010-13 and was a part of the Fighting Irish team that played the Crimson Tide in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, however, he did not see the field in that matchup.
Rees will become the ninth offensive coordinator in the Nick Saban era.