UPDATE: Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian named head coach at Texas


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There will soon be another vacancy on the Alabama coaching staff.

The University of Texas has confirmed Steve Sarkisian, Crimson Tide offensive coordianter, has been named the head coach for the Longhorns.

The news comes after the university fired ex-head coach Tom Herman Saturday morning.

The university said Sarkisian brings a strong track record as an OC and head coach at the Division I and NFL levels.

“On Jan. 4, 2006, I was the USC quarterback coach when we played Texas in that famed national championship game. There has always been something special about Longhorn football, its history and traditions – not just on that day – and I could never have imagined that 15 years later, I would join the Longhorns as their head coach. This is a unique and compelling opportunity to lead this storied program to the next level, competing once again amongst the best in college football.”

Steve Sarkisian

AL.com confirms Sarkisian will continue as the offensive coordinator through the Tide’s matchup for the national title with Ohio State.

Prior to joining the Crimson Tide, Sarkisian spent two years as the OC for the Atlanta Falcons, four years as an assistant and two years as head coach for the University of Southern California, and five years as head coach at Washington.

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