Lane Kiffin tried to coach his Alabama offense through the rest of the playoffs despite having already accepted a job as head coach at FAU.
It didn’t work out, Kiffin and Alabama mutually agreed it would be best to turn the role over to Steve Sarkisian, who will be doing the job full-time next year.
Sarkisian, who was previously an analyst for Alabama, explains how his role has changed with his promotion to offensive coordinator.
Sarkisian will have more on his plate on Monday then he has all season. The offense will be squarely in his hands for the culmination of the college football season; the National Championship. The job won’t be easy, as the Clemson defense he will be facing pitched a shut out against Ohio State last week and dispensed them with relative ease.
Sarkisian is intimately aware with the scheme and vocabulary used to run the offense, but there will still be a good deal of adjustment from his former role.