Steve Sarkisian replaces Tom Herman as Texas head coach
The Texas Longhorns stunned the college football world Saturday morning with a bombshell coaching change.
The school announced the firing of Tom Herman on Saturday with little warning. They later announced that Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is their new head coach.
This is a shocker, as the Longhorns had said they’d be sticking with Herman for 2021 less than a month ago. At the time, that was thought to be largely because the school could not find a good enough replacement to justify firing Herman. Clearly, that either changed, or the athletic department reassessed and felt that someone like Sarkisian was worth the risk.
Firing Herman won’t come cheap, as Texas will pay roughly $24 million to buy out both him and his staff.
Sarkisian has a 46-35 record as a college head coach between Washington and USC. He’s been Alabama’s offensive coordinator for the last two seasons, where his stock has risen significantly.
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