Alabama Hires Steve Sarkisian As Offensive Coordinator

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Steve Sarkisian is returning to Alabama.

The former Crimson Tide coach was hired back Friday to be Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator. He was their offensive coordinator during the team’s 2017 national title loss to Clemson before leaving for the Falcons.

Saban returning to the watering hole shouldn’t surprise anybody. Sarkisian is a good coach, and he even has experience leading a program from back in his days with Washington and USC. (RELATED: Clemson Beats Alabama For National Title)

There’s no doubt the man knows what he’s doing when it comes to the Xs and Os of football.


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The question now is whether or not Sarkisian will stick around for awhile. Coordinators don’t generally have a long lifespan at Alabama under Saban.

They coach a year or two and then move upward to a head coaching gig. If that’s Sarkisian’s goal, it shouldn’t be too hard to accomplish, especially if he wins a title with the Tide.

We’ll have to see how it plays out, but I’m already incredibly excited for the college football season to get underway. The 2019 journey should be incredible.

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