Report: Alabama adding Steve Sarkisian as offensive assistant

The Alabama Crimson Tide manhandled the USC Trojans in Saturday night’s season opener at AT&T Stadium. Now, Nick Saban’s club might be adding a little insult to injury by adding one of USC’s former coaches to the staff.

FOX Sports’ Clay Travis, who is known for being an internet troll, legitimately reported that former USC head coach Steve Sarkisian is expected to join the Crimson Tide’s staff as a “special offensive assistant.” The team is expected to introduce him on Tuesday.

Breaking news, for real: I'm told Alabama will announce former USC coach Steve Sarkisian as a special offensive assistant on Tuesday.

— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 4, 2016

Sarkisian was fired from USC just five games into the 2015 season after he was found to be belligerent and having problems with alcohol on both the practice and game fields. He went 9-4 with the Trojans in his only full season with the team in 2014, winning the Holiday Bowl in the process.

Prior to USC, Sarkisian coached five years at Washington, going 34-29 with four straight bowl appearances to end his career. He has not been an assistant coach since he was the offensive coordinator at USC in 2008.

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