The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide is set to play in the national championship game next Monday night in Indianapolis, Indiana. With the end of the season upon us and the coaching causal in full swing it appears the Tide will be losing an assistant coach.
The Alabama football program made the hiring of Jay Valai official today. Valai will become the new cornerbacks coach, replacing the departing Karl Scott. Valai joins the coaching staff after previous stints with Texas, Rutgers, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Georgia Bulldogs.
Valai is replacing Karl Scott, who left to become the Minnesota Vikings defensive backs coach. Valai has worked under some great coaches, like Andy Reid and Kirby Smart; however, now he gets the chance to work under Nick Saban. ESPN reporter Adam Rittenberg first reported the news.