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Pitt’s Charlie Partridge interviews for Alabama job

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NCAA Football: Florida Atlantic at Miami Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Pitt defensive line coach Charlie Partridge is reportedly under consideration for the open defensive line coach position at Alabama and has interviewed for the job, according to AL.com.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is looking to replace Karl Dunbar, who accepted a defensive line coach position with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 8.

South Carolina defensive line coach Lance Thompson is also in the running for the job, and Seattle Seahawks defensive line coach Travis Jones and Los Angeles Chargers assistant defensive line coach Eric Henderson have also been contacted about the role.

Partridge has been coaching since 1996 and is in his second stint with Pitt after first serving with the team from 2003 to 2007. He has previous experience in the SEC, as he served as Arkansas’ assistant head coach. Then, he served as Florida Atlantic’s head coach from 2014 to 2016 before rejoining Pitt’s staff in 2017.

The coach has been a key recruiter for Pitt in Florida, and losing him would likely have a significant impact on the program’s ability to cull talent from what has become one of its most important territories.