Alabama hires Stoutland as offensive line coach

Alabama has hired former Miami Hurricanes assistant Jeff

Stoutland to replace retiring offensive line coach Joe Pendry.

The school announced the hiring on Friday. Stoutland spent the

previous four seasons as Miami’s line coach and served as interim

head coach for the bowl game after Randy Shannon’s firing.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says Stoutland was the first

candidate to come up when Pendry decided to retire and the first

one he called. The two previously worked together at Michigan

State.

Pendry worked with the Tide linemen the past four seasons.