Here's what everyone is saying about Alabama hiring Steve Sarkisian as its new offensive coordinator
Ever since Lane Kiffin was announced as the new head coach at Florida Atlantic, all eyes have been on Tuscaloosa to see who would be named Nick Saban’s next play-caller. On Friday, Alabama announced it would be promoting offensive analyst and former USC coach Steve Sarkisian to offensive coordinator.
While big, positive stories are rarely released on Fridays, that didn’t stop the news from getting Twitter’s attention.
Here’s what several are saying on social media about the hire:
Good call by Coach Saban–Huge opportunity for Sark. Think he'll do well! https://t.co/EupQzJlQi2
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 16, 2016
Saw that coming. Saban and Kiffin groomed Sark to take over for Kiffin as soon as he came on board https://t.co/MZ4xHhoLMj
— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) December 16, 2016
Steve Sarkisian to replace Lane Kiffin as Bama OC, making Alabama officially the Island of Misfit Trojans
— je t 'om ? (@G0Bears84) December 16, 2016
Steve Sarkisian is officially changing his name to "Lane Kiffin's sloppy seconds"
— Erkki Corpuz (@ewcorpuz) December 16, 2016
Alabama hires Steve Sarkisian as their new OC. I guess Nick Saban's coaching staff is suddenly now known as the land of second chances. LOL
— Ian Cameron (@bobano) December 16, 2016
Excited for Steve Sarkisian to be Florida Atlantic's head coach in 2020.
— Corey McSweeney (@WolverineCPA) December 16, 2016
How does Steve Sarkisian get the job at Alabama? ?
— The Great Blattsby (@DrewBlatt) December 16, 2016
Steve Sarkisian takes over at Alabama…Nick Saban plans ahead and I can never predict his moves. https://t.co/mboOBxuVhS
— Jim Dunaway (@jimdunaway) December 16, 2016
Steve Sarkisian is new Alabama OC. Clay Helton, you know your future now.
— Jason Smith (@howaboutafresca) December 16, 2016
*Hashtag time and place USC fired Steve Sarkisian* https://t.co/L4utA1LeFc
— Dean Straka (@dwstraka49) December 16, 2016
Of course they do RT @McMurphyESPN: Alabama hires Steve Sarkisian as Offensive Coordinator and QB coach
— W.I..double L..I.E. (@RayRichx) December 16, 2016
Everybody saw that Steve Sarkisian hire from a mile away after Lane Kiffin was named HC.
— Dean Sando (@Sando_III) December 16, 2016
I'm glad @CoachSark got his 2nd chance! He'll do a damn good job and he'll be back as an HC soon!
— Kacey_Taylor (@KaceyMyers94) December 16, 2016
Steve Sarkisian admitted he had a problem, sought help and is trying everyday to live day by day with a disease. He's getting another shot.
— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) December 16, 2016
Steve Sarkisian had a problem, he made a lot of mistakes, but he's obviously fixed them and has changed his ways and is now a better man.
— Caleb Brooks (@CalebBrooks22) December 16, 2016