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Steve Sarkisian Could Be In Line For Major CFB Assistant Job

steve sarkisian looks onto the field during a game against atlanta. He is now with Texas football as head coach.

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 30: Offensive coodinator Steve Sarkisian of the Atlanta Falcons coaches during the game against the Miami Dolphins at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

After being fired by the Atlanta Falcons on Monday - along with the rest of the team's coordinators - Steve Sarkisian is looking for work, but could find some fairly quickly.

According to ESPN insider Adam Rittenberg, Sarkisian is expected to be "in the mix" for the open offensive coordinator position at Tennessee.

Sarkisian has some experience in the SEC. Prior to joining the Falcons in 2017, Sarkisian served as an assistant to Nick Saban at Alabama in 2016.

The position at Tennessee was vacated at the end of the 2018 season, when Tyson Helton left to become head coach of Western Kentucky.

Sarkisian has remained a popular name in the college football ranks over the past few years.

He has yet to win a conference title as a head coach, but led Washington to four straight bowl games from 2010 to 2013.

Sarkisian was named head coach of USC in 2013 and led them to a 9-4 record in 2014.

He was relieved of his duties at USC in 2015 after starting the season 3-2.