Nick Saban adds former Raiders assistant Jake Peetz to Alabama staff

It’s been an interesting offseason for ex-Raiders quarterbacks coach Jake Peetz. He was originally suppose to join Josh McDaniels’ staff as the offensive coordinator when McDaniels was expected to be named the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. That marriage never transpired, and Peetz was left looking for another job.

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Well, it looks like he found one, according to this tweet from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Peetz already has some familiarity with Saban and the Alabama football program. He was offensive assistant for the Crimson Tide back in 2013 before departing for a position with the Washington Redskins. There was a follow up three-year stint with the Oakland Raiders where he saw roles as a senior offensive assistant, assistant quarterbacks coach and quarterbacks coach.

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At only 34 years old, Peetz will add more youth to the Alabama staff. If he was thought highly enough to almost join McDaniels, there’s obviously something there — and Saban was able to take full advantage.

The timing couldn’t have been anymore perfect with the Crimson Tide set to kick off on Tuesday.

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