Tuesday May 10th, 2016

Get breaking news and SI’s biggest stories instantly. Download the new Sports Illustrated app (iOS or Android) and personalize your experience by following your favorite teams and SI writers.

Alabama has hired longtime NFL assistant coach Karl Dunbar as its new defensive line coach, Dunbar announced Monday on Twitter.

Dunbar played three seasons in the NFL and has coached the position group at the college and NFL levels dating back to 1998. His stops included stints with the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets and most recently, the Buffalo Bills. He was fired earlier this spring. Dunbar has also coached at LSU and Oklahoma State.

He replaces Bo Davis, who left the Crimson Tide program in April following recruiting violations and an internal investigation by the university.

Alabama went 14–1 last season on its way to winning the College Football Playoff.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.