New York Giants head coach Joe Judge has once again leaned into his Alabama connections, reportedly hiring Russ Callaway as an offensive assistant.
Callaway spent the 2020 season as an offensive analyst at LSU. He was offensive coordinator at Samford from 2016-19, wide receivers coach at Murray State in 2013 and 2014, and spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons at Alabama as a defensive analyst. Judge was at Alabama as a special teams assistant from 2009-2011.
Running backs coach Burton Burns, offensive line coach Rob Sale, offensive assistant Jody Wright, senior defensive assistant Jeremy Pruitt, linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer and special projects coach Amos Jones all have ties to Alabama.
This is what LSU coach Ed Orgeron said about Callaway when LSU hired him:
“Russ had a great experience at Samford, was an outstanding coordinator, did a lot of good things,” LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said during the fall. “But he’s hungry. He’s been to big-time schools. I didn’t know how good he was, to be honest with you, until we got him. And his enthusiasm is infectious. He’s an outstanding coach and taught well by his dad and learned well. I do believe the guy’s going to be a coordinator and a head coach, and it won’t be long because he’s one of those type minds. He’s a great worker. ... Has a bright future ahead for him.”
Here are more details on shifting coaching roles for the Giants:
SOURCE: Russ Callaway is expected to help coach WRs while Jody Wright, who was a def. asst last year, will shift to offense to work w/ RBs & TEs. Those moves, along w/ the hire of new OL coach Rob Sale, show the #Giants O will have a strong influence from the college game. https://t.co/PoZIE4zqEG— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 5, 2021