With CFP Final approaching, Steve Sarkisian announces when he will leave Alabama to start Texas job
Once again, Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator at Alabama is on the move in as he grabs a head coaching gig in the days between the CFP semifinal and the national championship game. This time, it’s Steve Sarkisian.
We learned Saturday that Sarkisian is headed to Austin to lead the Longhorns after Texas fired Tom Herman. While we knew that he got the job, we didn’t know when Sarkisian would be leaving the Crimson Tide program. Now we know.
Sarkisian confirms that he's going to stay with Alabama through the CFP national title game.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) January 2, 2021
That should be good news for Alabama fans. The Crimson Tide offense has been terrific this season, and it’s safe to say Sark has something to do with it as Mac Jones and Devonta Smith are both Heisman finalists.
This probably isn’t great news for Texas fans. Ideally, Sark would take over the job immediately and begin getting out on the recruiting trail as he tries to be the guy to turn around the Longhorn program. However, this is kind of what you get when you poach coaches from Alabama. They generally are in the mix for the national title.
Another fanbase that would’ve probably liked to see Sark go is the Ohio State crowd. It would’ve been one less resource at the hands of Saban.
Ohio State and Alabama will play for the national title on Jan. 11.