Mississippi State making a push for Alabama’s Steve Sarkisian to be its next head coach"> Steve Sarkisian, Alabama OC, becoming top candidate for Miss. State job
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Mississippi State making a push for Alabama’s Steve Sarkisian to be its next head coach

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Will the coaching turnover bite Alabama again? 

After coming back to the Crimson Tide in 2019 to be its offensive coordinator, a mutual conversation has sparked between Steve Sarkisian and Mississippi State University. 

News came on Wednesday via Football Scoop, the premiere source for coaching information. 

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Per the report, Sarkisian feels as though now is the time for him to step back into the head coaching ranks.

He has learned a lot from his last two opportunities at the University of Washington (2009-13) and University of Southern California (2014-15), despite posting an overall record of 46-35 and having just five winning seasons.

Off-field issues led to Sarkisian leaving both schools and he landed at Nick Saban’s coaching rehab in 2016 as an offensive analyst.

Conflict between Saban and Lane Kiffin would force Sark into being the play caller versus Clemson in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game and shortly after, the California native found himself as the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons. 

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Should the Tide lose Sarkisian, the question becomes who will it hire to develop a talented quarterback room – and especially Bryce Young?

A five-star from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., Sarkisian was Young’s main recruiter.

It will be interesting to see how all of this shakes out.  

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