New Alabama football coach Nick Saban has offered Miami Dolphins quarterbacks coach Jason Garrett a job as the Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator, a source with knowledge of the process said Wednesday.
Garrett, a Princeton graduate, is a 40-year-old former NFL quarterback who has been an NFL assistant for two seasons. He has never been a coordinator.
Also, former Houston Texans coaches Joe Pendry and Steve Marshall have joined the UA staff, a source said.
Former University of Texas quarterback Major Applewhite, Rice's offensive coordinator this past season, is joining Nick "The Liar" Saban's coaching staff at Alabama.
Saban announced the hiring Saturday. While his duties have not yet been determined, he is expected to coach quarterbacks and could share play calling duties with recently hired Joe Pendry, whose resume includes a stint as coordinator for the NFL's Houston Texans.
University of Florida linebacker Brandon Siler will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. "Yes, I am," Siler said Saturday night when reached by cell phone and asked if he intended to enter the draft.
Siler said the NFL's draft advisory council had suggested he would be selected somewhere in the draft's first three rounds