SARKISIAN STICKS WITH ALABAMA

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By WVUA 23 Reporter Chad Jeter

Tuscaloosa, AL – Alabama football offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has reportedly taken his name out of consideration for the head coaching job at the University of Colorado.

It was reported that Sarkisian recently interviewed for the job, but new reports claimed he’s informed head coach Nick Saban that he will remain in Tuscaloosa for the 2020 season. ESPN’s Chris Lowe was the first to report the story.

Steve Sarkisian has had stints with USC and Washington, but has found his way back to Alabama in January 2019, picking up where he left off in 2016.

Currently, Sarkisian makes a little over $1.5 million at Alabama. Mel Tucker, a coordinator and coach who has arguably been more prosperous in recent years than Sarkisian, made about $2.7 million at the University of Colorado. However, in his lone season there, he and his team were unable to produce a .500 record.

It’s expected that Sarkisian will be getting a pay raise along with his remaining put. The increase could result in Sarkisian becoming one of the highest paid assistants in college football, among others such as  Clemson’s Brent Venables, LSU’s Dave Aranda and Texas A&M’s Mike Elko.

The University of Colorado is still looking for their new head coach after Tucker left for Michigan State University to accept their vacant head coaching job.

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