If you thought the USC-Alabama connections were over with for the year, guess again. Yet another former Trojan has been tapped to join the Crimson Tide in 2014.
Keary Colbert, who started his coaching career at USC in 2010 working with tight ends and coached wide receivers at Georgia State in 2013, will be joining Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama, according to Pete Roussel of Coaching Search.
Roussel speculates that Colbert will take on the role as a graduate assistant or be a part of Alabama’s quality control staff.
Colbert sits third among all-time Trojan pass catchers behind just Robert Woods and Dwayne Jarrett. In the shadow of Mike Williams in the early 2000s, Colbert had a solid four year career and his 207 career catches held the USC record before Jarrett and Woods over took him. The Trojans won a national championships with him on the field in the 2004 Rose Bowl.
During that time, his position coach was Lane Kiffin, who just took over as offensive coordinator for Alabama. It was also Kiffin who gave Colbert his first coaching position in 2010 at USC.
In the NFL, Colbert was drafted by the Carolina Panthers and played for five teams over eight years on top of a short stint with the United Football League’s Sacramento Mountain Lions.