Liberty ILB coach Robert Bala joining Alabama’s staff as linebackers coach
Alabama quickly replaced former linebacker coach Austin Armstrong, who left to open defensive coordinator in Florida a few days ago. On Saturday, the team hired Liberty linebacker coach Robert Bal to coach the same role in Alabama, according to a post by ESPN’s Chris Lowe.
Bala began his coaching career as a midfield coach at Snow College in 2009. He also stayed at Palomar College in Ottawa, Arizona and Southern Utah. In each coaching staff, he had different roles. Bala primarily worked as a midfield coach throughout his career as an assistant coach.
Next season he will have a talented group of midfielders with the likes of Deonte Lawson, Kendrick Blackshere, Jihad Campbell and Justin Jefferson ready to play big snaps.
It was a quick turnaround for head coach Nick Saban. Bala was likely already on Alabama’s radar prior to Armstrong’s departure. This position will be one to keep a close eye on before spring training.
Roll Tide Wire will continue to monitor the Alabama football program.
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