TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama secondary coach Greg Brown is expected to step down from his position, according to multiple reports.
ESPN.com first reported the news.
Brown’s departure clears the way for Kevin Steele to return to an on-field coaching position after working as the director of player personnel, according to ESPN.com.
With Steele’s return, defensive coordinator Kirby Smart would go back to coaching defensive backs.
Steele was reportedly offered the defensive coordinator job at Louisville, but declined.
Steel was the Tide’s defensive coordinator under Nick Saban in 2007.
In one season at Alabama, Brown made a salary of $300,000.
Brown’s departure marks the Tide's third assistant coaching change since the Sugar Bowl. Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier left for Michigan and was replaced by Lane Kiffin. Defensive line coach Chris Rumph left for Texas and was replaced by Bo Davis.