Former Alabama Player Doesn’t Like Nick Saban’s Reported New Hire

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches the team warm up before the first half of an NCAA football game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.STARKVILLE, MS – NOVEMBER 11: head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches the team warm up before the first half of an NCAA football game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)Alabama head coach Nick Saban is looking to replace several assistant coaches this offseason, including offensive coordinator Mike Locksley.Locksley is headed to become the new head coach at Maryland, opening up a hole on the Alabama staff. Saban is reportedly looking to fill that void with a familiar face.According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini and Chris Low, Saban is bringing back Steve Sarkisian to be his team’s offensive coordinator. Sarkisian was let go by the Atlanta Falcons after a two-year stint as the team’s OC.During the 2016 season, Sarkisian was an offensive analyst at Alabama, and he took over playcalling duties for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game after Lane Kiffin left for FAU. The Tide lost that game to Clemson.At least one former ‘Bama player–linebacker Ryan Anderson–is unhappy with Sarkisian’s reported return to Tuscaloosa.?????? https://t.co/6turDTUB0X— Ryan Anderson (@_ryananderson22) January 13, 2019Ouch. Maybe Anderson is just still rankled by the Tide’s title game loss in Sark’s lone game as offensive coordinator.Former Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson is a bit more optimistic at least.He gone be straight Red— Cam. (@crobinson_68) January 13, 2019In addition to Sarkisian, Saban was also reportedly trying to poach Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chip Long for a role on his staff, but Long has elected to stay in South Bend.last_img read more