Falcons Hire Away Alabama’s New Offensive Coordinator Sarkisian
Two days after completing the biggest collapse in Super Bowl history, the Atlanta Falcons have hired Steve Sarkisian as their new offensive coordinator, according to multiple reports.
Sarkisian replaces Kyle Shanahan who left Atlanta to become the new head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.
Alabama coach Nick Saban may be unhappy about the hiring considering he recently promoted Sarkisian from volunteer offensive analyst to offensive coordinator a month ago.
If Saban is dissatisfied with Sarkisian's move, he'll never admit it publicly.
"We appreciate all Coach Sarkisian did for our program during his time here," Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a University press release. "He is an outstanding coach, and we wish him the best in his new role as Atlanta's offensive coordinator."
Sarkisian was head coach of USC from 2014 to October of 2015 before being fired halfway through the year, due in large part to showing up to practice and USC athletic events intoxicated.