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Steve Sarkisian leaves Alabama to become offensive coordinator for Atlanta Falcons

Steve Sarkisian leaves Alabama to become offensive coordinator for Atlanta Falcons

Steve Sarkisian is headed to the Atlanta Falcons.

The former USC coach has agreed to become the offensive coordinator for the defending NFC champions, the Falcons announced Tuesday morning.

Sarkisian spent last season as offensive analyst at Alabama and was recently hired as the team’s offensive coordinator, replacing another former Trojans coach, Lane Kiffin. After Kiffin left the Crimson Tide early to concentrate on his new job as head coach at Florida Atlantic, Sarkisian called Alabama’s offensive plays in the College Football Playoff national championship loss to Clemson.

In Atlanta, Sarkisian will replace former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who is the...

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