Alabama Crimson Tide football

Report: Steve Sarkisian heading back to Alabama after turning down NFL's Cardinals


Sarkisian will be rejoining Saban's staff , according to Dianna Russini of ESPN, though in what capacity he will serve upon his return remains unclear.


He was reportedly in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Saturday interviewing for the offensive coordinator position, according to the MMQB's Albert Breer .


This comes a couple of hours after Mike Garafolo of NFL media reported that Sarkisian was " unlikely " to join the Cardinals.


Alabama is in the market its fourth offensive coordinator in as many years after Mike Locksley left to become the coach at Maryland and Dan Enos departed to become the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Miami.


Alabama finished the 2018 season as one of college football 's most prolific offenses with Heisman finalist Tua Tagovailoa leading the nation with a 199.44 passer rating, 3,966 yards passing and 43 touchdowns.


Alabama fell to Clemson 44-16 in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.






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