Media reacts to bombshell reports of Alabama OC Steve Sarkisian likely becoming Texas head coach
The new year is off to a wild start in the college football world. Texas stunned everyone with the announcement of Tom Herman’s dismissal. As that news was breaking, it was reported that Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is expected to be named the new head coach of the Longhorns.
The back-to-back bombshells have already generated instant reaction from college football media members on Twitter.
Here’s a small sample of what’s being said:
Paying $24 million to fire your coaches so you can hire a guy who flamed out tragically in the most comparable job to your own in terms of money, resources, pressure, and insane booster culture. TEXAS IS BACK.
— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) January 2, 2021
Wow pretty crazy that they already had someone lined up before they fired their head coach. https://t.co/xbqhsJapEd
— Matt Scalici (@MattScalici) January 2, 2021
Alright drive the brinks truck to Sark’s house NOW! Don’t want to hear any of these Texas rumors.
— Barstool Bama (@BarstoolAlabama) January 2, 2021
Just great. We've got the best recruiters in the state of Texas. Which one(s) will Sark take with him?
— Alabama Pro Updates (@BamaProUpdates) January 2, 2021
Nick Saban needs a new OC?
I dare him. pic.twitter.com/WtU4rj4sOB
— Dayne Young (@dayneyoung) January 2, 2021
At least the Texas board of regents creates a health environment for Sark to work in
— Benjamin Wolk (@benjaminwolk) January 2, 2021
So… are Tom Herman and Sark just going to do a job swap or…
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) January 2, 2021
Holy good lord. I log off of Twitter for five minutes and Tom Herman is out and Steve Sarkisian is in at Texas. MERCY!
So am I to assume all those reports of Terri Saban looking for real estate in Austin all those years ago, was to get a lay of the land for Sark?
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) January 2, 2021
The Texas coaching search was not as fun as it should have been
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) January 2, 2021
Alabama Offensive Coordinator Gus Malzahn
— Hunter Johnson (@HunterLJohnson) January 2, 2021
Sarkisian is a good hire for Texas. Then again Herman was a good hire for Texas. Wouldn't surprise me to see Herman succeed somewhere else.
— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) January 2, 2021
Texas fan: SEC SUCKS! WE DON'T NEED ANYTHING SEC!
(Texas hires Sark)
Texas fan: uh…yeah. HE ROCKED THE SEC!
— Mark Passwaters (@mbpRivals) January 2, 2021
You can hire a replacement that fast? Well that’s boring https://t.co/R4RHwNdrC6
— Austin B (@Austin_Vols) January 2, 2021
Ready to field apologies from Texas fans who said there was no way Tom Herman would want the South Carolina job b/c, you know, he had such secure standing in Austin.
I'll be here all day kids.
— @sapakoff (@Sapakoff) January 2, 2021
I love Steve Sarkisian as a coach.
I love redemption stories.
I love this hire for Texas.
I love the fact that Nick Saban is willing to take his reputation and bring these men in and give them a new chapter.
Good luck @CoachSark#HookEm #RollTide #CFBPlayoff
— Jim Dunaway (@jimdunaway) January 2, 2021
TEXAS FINALLY HIRED SABAN
…’s offensive coordinator
— The Solid Verbal (@SolidVerbal) January 2, 2021
Casey Thompson and Bijan Robinson gonna be scary in Sark’s offense.
— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) January 2, 2021
How fun will Saban be during media sessions this week pic.twitter.com/xuXsi5L2Zr
— Derek Tyson (@DerekJTyson) January 2, 2021