Alabama went to the NFL to find its replacement for Steve Sarkisian.
Alabama was looking for a new offensive coordinator after Sarkisian went to the NFL himself to become the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons. Sarkisian, who served as an offensive analyst for the 2016 season, was Alabama’s offensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide’s national championship loss to Clemson.
The title game was Sarkisian’s only game as OC. He was promoted to the position a week before the game after Lane Kiffin departed full-time for Florida Atlantic. Kiffin originally committed to stay on through the end of the year as Alabama’s offensive coordinator after being named FAU’s coach but left after Alabama’s College Football Playoff semifinal winRead More »from Reports: Alabama to hire Patriots assistant Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator