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Photo: Steve Sarkisian Spotted In The Booth Wearing Alabama Hat For Today's Game

Steve Sarkisian wearing an Alabama hat.


Steve Sarkisian is officially a member of Alabama's coaching staff, and his work kicks off with today's game against Western Kentucky.

After reports emerged following Alabama's blowout win over USC last Saturday night, Nick Saban announced that the former Trojans head coach would join the team as an offensive analyst.

Coach Sark is in Tuscaloosa today for Alabama's home game against Western Kentucky. He was spotted in the Crimson Tide coaches booth, wearing a 'Bama hat.

The Sarkisian move mirrors the one that Lane Kiffin made when he was fired by USC in the middle of the 2013 season. That December, he joined the Tide in an advisory role ahead of bowl season, and joined the staff officially as offensive coordinator the following season. Now, Sarkisian, a former Pete Carroll assistant and USC head coach like Kiffin, seems to be heading on the same path.

The hiring has launched some interesting conspiracy theories. FOX Sports' Joel Klatt told Colin Cowherd that he thinks Alabama made the move to block Les Miles from replacing Cam Cameron at mid-season with Sarkisian as offensive coordinator.

Whether or not that is true, based on the success that Kiffin has had, which has made him a potential head coach candidate once again, teaming with Nick Saban is a wise decision for coaches looking to bounce back.