CSU to hire Alabama DB coach as Defensive Coordinator

Ansley has been Alabama's defensive backs coach for the last two years.

Colorado State University football team has agreed to terms with current University of Alabama defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley to become their new defensive coordinator.

FootballScoop.com and the Coloradoan first reported the news this morning.

Former defensive coordinator Marty English retired from CSU following the Rams loss to Marshall in the New Mexico Bowl on December 16, 2017.

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According to USA TODAY Sports, English made $235,000 as the Rams D-coordinator last year and Ansley's Alabama salary was $405,000.

Ansley has worked two years for the Crimson Tide under Head Coach Nick Saban.

"I think anytime you get the opportunity to work for Coach Saban and work in our organization there's always room to grow, there's always something you can learn. Whether it's organizationally or schematically, whether it's administratively, so there's always something you can learn and grow on. So I've always looked for that next thing to get better at in whatever aspect I'm lacking in."

Ansley is a graduate of Troy University and has been the defensive backs coach for the Crimson Tide the last two seasons. He was also a Tide graduate assistant in 2010 and 2011.