According to a report from Clay Travis, former USC head coach Steve Sarkisian will join Alabama’s coaching staff as a special offensive assistant.

Known as an offensive coach, Sarkisian was an offensive coordinator for Southern Cal during ‘the glory years’ under Pete Carroll. He then had a five-year stint as the head coach at Washington before returning to Southern Cal. Sarkisian was fired five games¬†into his second season over issues with alcohol.

Sarkisian’s familiarity with Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin certainly had to have played a role in his coming to Tuscaloosa.