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Falcons Tight Ends Coach to Interview with UAB

Falcons tight ends coach Chris Scelfo is a candidate to fill the head coaching vacancy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Scott Cunningham

Falcons tight ends coach Chris Scelfo has been with the team since 2008, and during that time, tight end has not been a position of concern for the Falcons. Of course, that is due in part to the presence of the greatest tight end to ever take the field, Tony Gonzalez. With Gonzalez's retirement certain, stability and continuity in the coaching staff for the position would be ideal for the development of Levine Toilolo, who is entering his second season in the league. Alas, the Falcons may not get that stability.

Scelfo is reportedly being considered by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers to fill their vacant head coaching position. Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Scelfo will interview for the position soon.

The position at UAB is vacant after previous head coach Garrick McKee recently resigned to join the staff at the University of Louisville, where he will serve as an assistant to some guy who used to be the head coach at Arkansas or something. Other names that have been linked to the interview process for the UAB job are Bethune-Cookman head coach Brian Jenkins, the University of Cincinnati's offensive coordinator Eddie Gran, and Jacksonville State's head coach, Bill Clark.

Scelfo has head coaching experience in the NCAA. He was the head coach at Tulane from 1999-2006, and co-authored a book about the experience of coaching in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Scelfo has served as an assistant coach in multiple NCAA programs, including the University of Georgia.