Burns to Alabama

CUTigers.com has learned that Clemson running backs coach Burton Burns is headed to Alabama.

Early Monday afternoon, CUTigers.com was informed that Clemson running backs coach Burton Burns had accepted an assistant coaching position at Alabama.

Indications are the contract will be in excess of $200,000 per year.

This is at least the third time that Nick Saban has offered the running backs job to Burns.

He did so on at least two occasions at LSU.

Attempts to reach Burns have been unsuccessful.

Burns joined the Clemson coaching staff prior to the 1999 season. he came to Tigertown after four seasons with Tulane, including two under Bowden.

Burns joined the Tulane staff in December 1994 after nine seasons as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Saint Augustine High School in New Orleans, LA.

Burns played fullback for four seasons at Nebraska and graduated with a bachelor's degree in education in 1976. He was a member of three Cornhusker teams that won at least nine games each season. He was also a member of the Nebraska teams that participated in the Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, and Sugar Bowl, all under Hall of Fame Head Coach Tom Osborne.

Burns, a native of New Orleans, LA, is married to the former Connie Winder. They have four children, Amber (32), Christy (29), Damon (24), and Erin (22).

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