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Nick Saban set to add former Gulf Coast coach to Alabama staff, report says

Stevon Moore assists with coaching the team during practice at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on the Perkinston campus Monday. According to a report, Moore has been hired by Alabama to serve as a defensive analyst.
Stevon Moore assists with coaching the team during practice at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on the Perkinston campus Monday. According to a report, Moore has been hired by Alabama to serve as a defensive analyst. Sun Herald file

Coast native and long-time Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College assistant coach Stevon Moore appears to be reconnecting with Alabama coach Nick Saban.

BamaInsider.com reporter Tony Tsoukalas reported Thursday evening that the reigning national championship coach is bringing on the former Stone High Tomcat as a defensive analyst.

The move was probably founded all the way back in 1992 when Saban was Moore’s defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns. Moore, a former All-American at Ole Miss, was a seventh round selection by the New York Jets in the 1989 NFL Draft and went on to play nine seasons in the league with the Miami Dolphins (1990-91), Browns (1992-1995) and Baltimore Ravens (1996-1999).

During his NFL career, Moore recorded 10 interceptions, 11 fumble returns (two for touchdowns) and 555 tackles.

Once his playing days were over Moore returned to the Coast, where he was a volunteer at MGCCC from 2000-01 before joining the staff full-time as defensive backs coach in 2002. Moore was not retained by MGCCC when the Bulldogs replaced Chad Huff with new coach Jack Wright this offseason.

In addition to Saban, Moore will see plenty of familiar faces in Tuscaloosa. The Tide’s roster in 2018 will feature former Bulldogs Isaiah Buggs and Saivion Smith. Buggs, a defensive end originally from Louisiana, recently announced he’s returning to Alabama for his senior season. Smith, a former LSU Tiger, transferred during the early signing period and should play a prominent role in Alabama’s secondary. He was considered one of the top defensive backs in the nation when he originally signed with LSU out of IMG Academy.

Alabama has not officially announced Moore’s hire.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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