Nick Saban reportedly considering two former NFL head coaches to run his Alabama offense
While losing Steve Sarkisian, recently named the 2020 Broyles Award winner, appears to be a big blow to Alabama’s offense in 2021, Nick Saban is reportedly eyeing a pair of coaches to replace him that have accomplished far more than the new Texas head coach.
Sarkisian was named the new Texas coach over the weekend after the Longhorns fired Tom Herman.
According to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, Saban is considering recently fired New York Jets coach Adam Gase and recently fired Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien among the top candidates to fill the offensive coordinator role in Tuscaloosa.
“SOURCE: Two of the coaches Nick Saban is considering for Alabama’s soon to be vacant offensive coordinator role: former Jets head coach Adam Gase and former Texans/Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien,” Feldman reported on Monday.
While some Alabama fans may not be thrilled with these names due to each coach failing to have much success at their most recent stops in the NFL, both coaches have a long history of success coaching in football.
O’Brien served under Bill Belichick in New England and led Penn State out of the turmoil following the end of the Joe Paterno era while Gase had a ton of success serving as an offensive coordinator during his previous NFL jobs before he landed the Jets job.
No matter how you look at it, Alabama may not find two better candidates to replace Sarkisian than these two coaches.