Alabama’s Charles Kelly joins Colorado as defensive coordinator

Alabama assistant defensive coordinator and safety coach Charles Kelly will join Deion Sanders in Colorado as the Buffaloes’ defensive coordinator, ESPN sources confirmed Wednesday night.

Kelly has been to Alabama for the past four seasons. He was Florida State’s defense coordinator under Jimbo Fisher from 2014-2017 and spent a season in Tennessee in 2018 as a special teams coordinator and safety coach before moving to Alabama.

Kelly, an Auburn graduate, began his coaching career in 1990 in the high school ranks. His first job as a defense coordinator was at Jacksonville State in 1994.

Sanders continues to assemble his staff from Colorado, which includes former Kent State head coach Sean Lewis, who will be the Buffaloes’ offensive coordinator.

Kelly’s attitude was first reported by the Boulder Daily Camera. Alabama’s Charles Kelly joins Colorado as defensive coordinator

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