Source: Former Alabama QB Freddie Kitchens an expected target for offensive coordinator vacancy Former Alabama quarterback Freddie Kitchens has been an assistant coach with the Arizona Cardinals since 2007. (AP photo)
-- Alabama plans on targeting Freddie Kitchens, the former Crimson Tide quarterback who has spent the past seven seasons on the Arizona Cardinals coaching staff, as a potential replacement for departing offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, a source told on Thursday.
Kitchens, 39, spent the past year as the Cardinals' quarterback coach, working under his former offensive coordinator at Alabama, Bruce Arians. He was the Cardinals' tight ends coach for the previous six seasons.
Alabama coach Nick Saban inquired about Kitchens during his previous offensive coordinator searches, a source told .
Over the summer, Kitchens to repair a defective aorta.
Kitchens, who was a graduate assistant under Saban at LSU in 2000, has coached in the SEC before, spending two years at Mississippi State as a tight ends (2005) and running backs (2004) coach. He was the running backs coach at North Texas from 2001-2003.
A three-year starter at Alabama, Kitchens went 22-13 and threw for 4,668 yards and 30 touchdowns from 1995-97.
Saban is searching for his fourth offensive coordinator since 2007. After two seasons, Nussmeier left Wednesday to replace Al Borges at Michigan.
CBSSports.com reported Thursday that former USC coach Lane Kiffin, who spent a week in Tuscaloosa evaluating Alabama's offense last month, AL.com coverage | 2013 Alabama Andrew Gribble stories, opinion, news Thank you for subscribing. You should receive your first newsletter within 24 hours. To view and subscribe to any of our other newsletters, please .
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