By NEMS Daily Journal
Former Mississippi State head coach Sylvester Croom emerged over the weekend as a candidate for a coaching vacancy at his alma mater, Alabama.
Croom, the running backs coach for the NFL’s St. Louis Rams, refused to comment when contacted Saturday by the Tuscaloosa News.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban is looking for an assistant to replace recruiting coordinator Curt Cignetti, who was named head coach at Indiana-Pennsylvania last week.
Cignetti also coached receivers.
Croom is a native of Tuscaloosa who played for Bear Bryant in 1972-74. In five seasons as MSU’s head coach, his Bulldogs defeated Alabama in 2006 and 2007.
A veteran of 18 years as an NFL assistant, Croom has also spent 11 seasons as an Alabama assistant, most recently on Ray Perkins’ staff in 1984-86.
Kentucky assistant Tee Martin was reportedly under consideration for the Alabama opening
but signed a contract extension last week and was promoted to passing game cooordinator for the Wildcats.