Dan Enos defends himself against report he ditched Alabama without warning
Dan Enos sent a tweet on Thursday to defend himself against a report saying he ditched Alabama without warning.
Enos served as Alabama’s quarterbacks coach last season and was seemingly in line to become the offensive coordinator replacement for Mike Locksley, who had already accepted Maryland’s head coaching job. Then Enos left to take a job as Miami’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach under Manny Diaz.
According to a report from The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman, Enos cleared out his stuff seemingly in the middle of the night and left without notice. Nick Saban didn’t learn of Enos’ departure until the coach did not report to the first staff meeting after the loss to Clemson in the championship game.
Enos sent a tweet disputing the report. He says he would never leave without notice and that he moved on because it was time for him.
I would never leave an employer without telling them I was doing so. No ghosting here. Nothing but respect for CNS and Alabama. Bottom line, business is business and it was time for me to exit. Wish all the best to RTR, CNS and the program.
— Dan Enos (@CoachDanEnos) January 17, 2019
Enos’ decision to leave is surprising because he seemed to be set for a promotion within the staff. But like he said, he felt it was time to move on. He might have some work to do to repair his relationship with Saban after this.