Mike Groh has been hired to replace Curt Cugnetti as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator for Alabama.  He was an offensive graduate assistant in 2009 when the Tide finished a perfect 14-0 and won the BCS National Championship.

His resume also includes eight years at the University of Virginia and the quarterbacks coach at Louisville last year.

“We are excited to have Mike join our staff,” said head coach Nick Saban. “He did an outstanding job here a year ago, and when he left, he was one that I hoped we could bring back to Alabama at some point. He knows the game and what we want to do in terms of philosophy and terminology from an offensive standpoint. He relates well to the players and is also a very good recruiter. We are pleased to have Mike and Elena back with our football program at the University of Alabama.”