Are the Panthers Losing Another Coach?


The Birmingham News is reporting that Sal Sunseri, the Carolina Panthers defensive line coach will be leaving the team to head for the University of Alabama to work with Nick Saban.

Carolina Panthers assistant coach Sal Sunseri is expected to fill one opening at Alabama, two sources close to the situation told The Birmingham News.

Alabama coach Nick Saban has decided to hire Sunseri, who has coached the defensive line for the Panthers since 2003.

Sunseri worked for Saban at LSU in 2000. He also worked on the Michigan State staff of Bobby Williams, who is now a Crimson Tide assistant. Sunseri was an All-American linebacker at Pitt.

It’s not clear what position Sunseri would fill, though he is expected to coach linebackers in some fashion. The departures were created when head defensive coach Kevin Steele and outside linebackers coach Lance Thompson left Alabama following the season.

Already this off season, quarterbcaks coach Mike McCoy left for Denver and was replaced with the BrownsRip Scherer.

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