Offseason football notebook: Feb. 19, 2013

This is a particularly rough break for Lacy, the redshirt junior who left a year of eligibility on the field to go to the NFL, as his injury saga continues. Lacy’s laundry list of injuries as a member of the Crimson Tide includes turf toe plus ankle and knee soreness.

Lacy said after his declaration for the NFL Draft that he was 100% healthy only once in the 2012 national championship season, when the Tide won it all against Notre Dame in Miami. Against the Irish, he tied his season-high with 20 carries, gaining 140 yards and scoring a touchdown. Lacy rushed for 1,322 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2012 to make for a career total of 2,375 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Jeremy Fowler of has reported the former Florida International head coach Mario Cristobal will be named the new offensive line coach for the Crimson Tide. Cristobal was fired as the head coach at FIU after going 27-47 as the head coach. FIU went 0-12 in 2006, the year before Cristobal’s arrival, and in 2010 was led to a 7-6 season and the school’s first ever bowl victory.

Cristobal was hired by Al Golden at Miami after his firing at FIU as the tight ends coach. Previously, Cristobal was part of Greg Schiano’s staff at Rutgers.

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