Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian headed to NFL

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Steve Sarkisian
Steve Sarkisian

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Steve Sarkisian has only been Alabama’s offensive coordinator for one game, but it was a biggie — the National Championship game against Clemson. It looks like that’s it for him, though.

Sarkisian has been hired as the Atlanta Falcons’ next offensive coordinator.

The Falcons confirmed this on Twitter Tuesday morning.

Sarkisian was promoted to offensive coordinator of the Crimson Tide after Lane Kiffin left Alabama to become the head coach of Florida Atlantic.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban congratulated Sarkisian on his new job.

“We appreciate all Coach Sarkisian did for our program during his time here,” Saban said. “He is an outstanding coach, and we wish him the best in his new role as Atlanta’s offensive coordinator. As always, when we have an opening on our staff, we will use it as an opportunity to go out and hire the best coach available.”