Alabama coach Nick Saban confirmed offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland is leaving the Crimson Tide for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Stoutland is expected to hold the same position for Philadelphia. Stoutland has coached collegiately at his alma mater Southern Connecticut, Cornell, Syracuse, Michigan State and Miami in addition to the past two seasons Alabama, but this is his first NFL job.
"Coach Stoutland did an excellent job with our offensive line along with each and every responsibility he had while he was here at the University of Alabama," Saban said in a statement released Friday afternoon. "We appreciate all that he did in terms of his time and his dedication in contributing to the success we’ve had over the last two years. He’s an outstanding coach and he will do a great job with the Eagles. We wish him and his family the best."
Stoutland helped Alabama to back-to-back national championships. His salary for the 2012 season was $395,000. He also received $79,000 in bonuses, including four percent of his salary for Alabama reaching the SEC Championship Game and 16 percent for Alabama getting to the BCS National Championship Game.
He came to Alabama from Miami, where he coached offensive line for four years. He also served as interim head coach for the final game of the 2010 season after Randy Shannon was fired.