- Associated Press - Friday, January 14, 2011

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. (AP) - Alabama has hired former Miami Hurricanes assistant Jeff Stoutland to replace retiring offensive line coach Joe Pendry.

The school announced the hiring on Friday. Stoutland spent the previous four seasons as Miami’s line coach and served as interim head coach for the bowl game after Randy Shannon’s firing.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says Stoutland was the first candidate to come up when Pendry decided to retire and the first one he called. The two previously worked together at Michigan State.

Pendry worked with the Tide linemen the past four seasons.