3 Coaches Texas A&M Football Fans Would Love To See Alabama Hire After Saban Retires

Here's a quick list of coaches that would have Texas A&M football fans breathing a sigh of relief to see in T-Town.

Jul 26, 2023; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach
Jul 26, 2023; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
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Coaches Texas A&M Football Fans Want To See Take Over in Tuscaloosa: Tommy Rees

Tommy Rees, the former QB at Notre Dame, was brought in by Saban to coach the Tide's offense this past season. Rees had risen the ranks to become the offensive coordinator for the Irish before Saban came calling. Brian Kelly had initially attempted to get Rees to follow him to LSU, but Rees elected to stay in South Bend for one more year.

Under Rees, the Tide ranked 58th in total offense—lower than the moribund Aggie offense—in 2023. Yards per play had them up at 35th, which was a good sight better, but still nowhere near the elite level it had been in previous years. They were 24th in the nation in points per game, just one spot ahead of the Aggies, and good for 4th in the SEC.

All this to say, the Tide offense has regressed under Rees. This, after all, is the man who called a QB draw into the middle of an extremely stout Michigan defensive line in a "gotta-have-it" moment for the Tide's season.

Also, a first-time head coach down in Tuscaloosa would certainly not be equipped to handle the peculiar pressures that the environment is sure to bring. If the Tide decision-makers are foolish enough to bring Rees on, I don't think he would last very long, unless he has some sort of heretofore-well-hidden ingenuity as a coach.