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Report: Steve Sarkisian To Replace Lane Kiffin As Alabama's Offensive Coordinator

According to numerous reports, Steve Sarkisian is set to become Alabama's next offensive coordinator.

With Lane Kiffin heading to Florida Atlantic to become the program's next head coach after the College Football Playoff wraps up, Alabama will be in need of a new offensive coordinator. According to multiple reports, Kiffin will be replaced by another former USC head coach - Steve Sarkisian.

The news was first reported by Jack Royer of WVUA 23. Royer claims that head coach Nick Saban communicated the news to his team.

ESPN's Chris Low also confirmed the news.

Sarkisian joined Alabama earlier in the season, becoming an offensive consultant.

Sarkisian has a great deal of coaching experience. After serving as an assistant for both USC and the Oakland Raiders, he got the head coaching gig at Washington in 2009. In 2014, he left the Huskies to take the USC job. He was terminated from his position as head coach in 2015 after a number of alcohol-related incidents.

Assuming Sarkisian has his personal life under control, this should be a fantastic hire. It'll be interesting to see how it all works out.

Update: Alabama has made the news official. Sarkisian will be the OC after Kiffin's departure.

Kiffin will stay on through the College Football Playoff, as noted.