Alabama football coach Nick Saban has made it official, he has hired Auburn assistant coach James Willis to be the Crimson Tide's linebacker coach.
Saban made the announcement on Wednesday.
Willis, a former standout player at Auburn, had served on the Tigers' football staff since 2006.
Saban also hired Sal Sunseri, a former defensive line coach for the NFL Carolina Panthers. Sunseri, a former All-American player at Pittsburgh, will also coach linebackers at Alabama.