Top Alabama assistant reportedly interested in open Colorado State job
The state of Colorado has developed a reputation as a landing spot for one-time SEC assistants. Colorado State has started its search following the departure of former Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo.
The Rams previously had former Alabama OC Jim McElwain as coach, and besides Bobo, Colorado hired former Georgia DC Mel Tucker.
Football Scoop reported that Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is interested in the job among a long list of other coaches. Among them, former UCLA and Seattle Seahawks head coach Jim L. Mora, former Oregon DC Jim Leavitt, former Arizona State, Pitt and Tulsa head coach Todd Graham, and potentially even former Cal and current Fresno State head coach Jeff Tedford.
Sarkisian is in his second stint as Alabama’s offensive coordinator. He previously held the same position in 2016, and in between was the OC with the Atlanta Falcons.
If this move goes through, it would be Sarkisian’s third stint as a head coach after earlier tenures with Southern Cal and Washington. He’s also been an assistant at Southern Cal and with the Oakland Raiders.
Bobo was let go after 5 seasons at CSU with a 28-35 overall record, including a 4-8 mark this season.