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Report: Karl Scott to leave Alabama to become Vikings’ DB coach

A nice get for the purple

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A couple of weeks ago, the Minnesota Vikings lost their defensive backs coach, Daronte Jones, to Louisiana State University, where he will serve as their defensive coordinator. To replace him, the Vikings have apparently pulled from another SEC school. . .the one that’s coming off of a national championship.

According to Yahoo! Sports college football insider Pete Thamel, University of Alabama cornerbacks coach Karl Scott will be leaving the Crimson Tide to coach the defensive backs for Mike Zimmer and company.

Scott has been the cornerbacks coach at Alabama since 2018, and they’ve produced some pretty solid players at the position during his time there, with Trevon Diggs being a second-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in the 2020 NFL Draft and Patrick Surtain II expected to be a high pick in this year’s draft. They’ve also had some outstanding safety play from the like of Deionte Thompson and Xavier McKinney, though I’m not sure how much he crossed over to help with the safeties.

With the Vikings having a bevy of young players at the cornerback position, and the likelihood that they’re going to add some more this offseason, it looks like they’ve gotten themselves a pretty solid coach that can get the most that he can out of them. If the Vikings’ pass rush doesn’t get any better than it was last season, they’re going to need all the assistance in their development as they can get.

Welcome to Minnesota, Karl Scott!