Memphis special teams coordinator Drew Svoboda is candidate to be hired by Alabama, per report
FootballScoop reported Monday that Svoboda is a leading candidate to be hired in the same capacity at Alabama. Jay Graham resigned as the Crimson Tide's special teams coordinator last week.
Svoboda was hired after spending three seasons at Rice, including special teams coordinator the past two years. He's worked with the Tigers since they started spring practice this month.
He was expected to bring a similar system as previous special teams coordinator Pete Lembo, who was hired by South Carolina in December. Lembo was special teams coordinator at Rice in 2018 while Svoboda was running backs coach.
If Svoboda is hired by Alabama, he'd be the fourth coach to depart Memphis since the end of last season. Linebackers coach Bert Watts was hired by Auburn and wide receivers coach John Simon is no longer on staff due to a personal matter according to coach Ryan Silverfield.
The Tigers hired Jordon Hankins to replace Watts and have not named an official replacement for Simon. Tight ends coach David Glidden has also been assisting with the receivers in the spring.
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