Alabama has been forced to fill a plethora of staff positions this offseason after several Crimson Tide assistants left Tuscaloosa for other jobs following the 2018 season.
Nick Saban could be looking at bringing a B1G name to his program.
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reported on Thursday morning that one of the top candidates to fill Alabama’s offensive line coaching vacancy is current Wisconsin linebackers coach Bob Bostad. Also in the mix is former Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood.
Hearing top candidates for #RollTide offensive line job are Kyle Flood, most recently Atlanta Falcons assistant offensive line coach, and #Wisconsin assistant Bob Bostad. Bostad currently coaches LBs but built rep as Wisconsin's O-line coach from 2008-11 and then with 2 NFL teams
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 17, 2019
While Bostad is currently coaching a defensive position in Madison, he brings plenty of offensive experience to the table.
Bostad’s first stint with Wisconsin ran from 2006-2011, serving in various offensive roles. He started as the run-game coordinator and tight ends coach, a position he held from 2006-07. In 2008, he made the switch to offensive line coach while still serving as the run-game coordinator.
He then when on to be an offensive line coach in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012-13) and Tennessee Titans (2014-15). He returned to Wisconsin prior to the 2017 season.
Bostad has also coached the offensive lines at San Jose State (1997-98) and New Mexico (1999-2005).