Alabama loses two assistant coaches to other highly-competitive programs

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Nick Saban seems to be the only constant at Alabama. Players come and go, as do his assistant coaches. Working alongside Saban in any role is worthy of being placed on a resumé, which is why so many of his former assistants get hired elsewhere.

It feels as if every year Saban loses members of his staff, who go on to get promotions at other programs. In fat, his old defensive coordinator, Kirby Smart, just beat him in the national championship game.

With the season over, players are entering the NCAA Transfer Portal, declaring for the NFL draft and coaches are leaving for other opportunities.

Two Crimson Tide coaches: cornerbacks coach Jay Valai and analyst Jake Long, have accepted new positions with other highly-competitive programs.

Valai will be the co-defensive coordinator for the Oklahoma Sooners and Long will be the inside linebackers coach at Oregon.

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