Sport Nick Saban will reportedly add Shiloh Keo as an Alabama football staffer
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The sport may have hit the pause button, but The Process for the Alabama football program continues.
According to Matt Zenitz of, is expected to add Shiloh Keo to his extended Alabama football staff. No specific job description for Keo was given, with Zenitz writing that he will work “in a support staff capacity.”
Thus far, Alabama has not addressed any new additions to Saban’s football staff.
The 32-year-old Keo played his college footballfrom 2006-10. The Idaho native earned first-team Freshman All-American honors that first season with the Vandals. A four-year starter — he took a redshirt in 2008 because of injury — the defensive back was first-team All-WAC (remember that conference?) as a redshirt junior and second-team honors as a fifth-year senior.
Coronavirus: Nick Saban hoping for a 14-day teaching period for teams before fall practices
With spring practices and organized activities on hold and social distancing measures in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, the typical routine of the college football world has been thrown out the window. With no spring practice to coach or ways to meet with his team in-person, Saban told reporters Thursday that he’s finding a new routine for himself and his staff in our current climate. He meets with his coaches every morning via Zoom at 7:30. “We usually use the morning to work on next year’s opponents, which is not specifically what we’d be doing at this time of year with spring practice going on,” Saban told reporters via Rivals’ Bama Insider.
The Houston Texans selected Keo in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Keo played six seasons for four different teams. In addition to the Texans, Keo spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints.
Alabama is set toagainst USC Sept. 5 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. It will be the 14th season under Saban. The Crimson Tide will also be coming off missing the College Football Playoff since the system to determine a national champion was instituted for the 2014 season.
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Nick Saban encourages people to be patient, remains hopeful players can return to campus over the summer .
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