What Was the Point of UT Hiring Steve Sarkisian to Replace Head Football Coach Tom Herman?
Great news: the University of Texas coach is in the College Football Playoff! Of course, Steve Sarkisian is still Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama, which is also why Sarkisian got the UT job. If you’re hiring in tech, you look for somebody who went to Stanford. If you’re hiring in college football, you look for someone who’s been breathing the same air as Saban—or at least gets to be in heavy rotation on his Zoom calls. While UT’s announcement that Sarkisian would replace coach Tom Herman was both unexpected (at least in its belatedness) and sudden (seemingly), last week’s College Football Playoff semifinal helps explain the timing behind the move. Sarkisian, who gave his first press conference as a Texas state…View Original Post
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