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Source: Former interim Maryland coach Mike Locksley joins 'Bama staff

Dec 5, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Alabama Crimson Tide logo is seen on the field of the Georgia Dome. Alabama plays Missouri in the SEC Championship on Saturday. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 5, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Alabama Crimson Tide logo is seen on the field of the Georgia Dome. Alabama plays Missouri in the SEC Championship on Saturday. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Former Maryland interim head coach Mike Locksley is joining the Alabama staff in an analyst role, a source told FOX Sports Tuesday morning.

The 46-year-old Locksley, known as one of the nation's top recruiters, has strong ties in the Northeast and DC area. He is the second guy who served as an interim head coach in 2015 to join Nick Saban's staff following the hire of UCF assistant Brent Key to coach guards and centers.

The hire was first reported by AL.com.

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