Alabama adds another analyst and loses one to the NFL on Thursday.
According to the team’s personnel directory, Ryan Finck is now listed as an analyst focusing on the offensive line. Last season, he was a graduate assistant with Alabama, working with Crimson Tide offensive line coach Eric Wolford. Finik’s tenure at Tuscaloosa marked the fourth school he’s served as a graduate assistant since 2018, making stops in Ohio (2018-19) then moving to Wyoming (2019-20) and Kentucky ( 2020-22) before arriving in Alabama (2022).
Simultaneously, Alabama also lost analyst Will Lawing, who joined Bill O’Brien and the New England Patriots. According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Lawing is joining the Patriots offensive staff in an undefined role. This will be the third stint where the duo will join forces because before his two seasons with Alabama, Lawing worked with O’Brien at Penn State (2013) and with the Houston Texans (2014-2020).
Lawing becomes the third analyst to hold another job this offseason, as Alex Mortenson was hired as offensive coordinator at UAB, while Cornelius Williams became wide receivers coach at New Mexico.
As for Finck, he is now the second addition to join former defensive walker Jake Long, who joins the Crimson Tide after spending a year as a graduate assistant at Oregon.
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