It wouldn’t be a playoff featuring Alabama without coaching turnover, and it appears that his iteration is no different. Tom Herman was fired this morning at Texas, and they had apparently identified their replacement before making the move.
BREAKING: #Alabama OC Steve Sarkisian is expected to be named the new coach at #Texas, replacing Tom Herman, who was fired Saturday, multiple sources told Horns247.https://t.co/hC1KXr2VPr— Chip Brown (@ChipBrown247) January 2, 2021
This has been confirmed in a couple of places. Sark has certainly earned the promotion, but hopefully we will still get his best game against Ohio State. We will update as details emerge.
UPDATE: Matt Zenitz says the team has been informed.
Sources: Nick Saban confirmed during an Alabama team meeting that Steve Sarkisian is headed to Texas.— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) January 2, 2021
Sarkisian will remain with Alabama through the national title game.
UPDATE 2: It is official. Sark is a Longhorn.
Welcome to the Forty Acres, @CoachSark!https://t.co/IRG92M501E pic.twitter.com/TEQENDjewv— Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) January 2, 2021