UA Assistant Leaves for Browns Staff

Nick Saban confirmed on Sunday a report that one of his assistants is leaving the University of Alabama for another job, according the a release from the University of Alabama.

Nick Saban announced tonight that assistant coach Steve Marshall has left the Crimson Tide football staff to take a position with the NFL's Cleveland Browns.

"It's a wonderful opportunity for Steve," Saban said. "It's a shame that it didn't work out for him here, but I wish him well."

Prior to his brief stint with the Crimson Tide Marshall coached at several colleges and in the NFL. Marshall spent the 2006 season out of coaching after serving two seasons (2004-05) on the staff of the Houston Texans as an offensive line assistant. In 2004, Marshall oversaw the offensive tackles for the Texans, and then he took over complete control of the offensive line during the 2005 season. Prior to joining the Texans, Marshall spent the 2000-03 seasons as offensive line coach at the University of Colorado. Marshall has also coached at North Carolina, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Murray State, Louisville and Marshall.

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