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FILE - Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian walks the field before an NCAA college football game against Kentucky at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, file photo. New Texas coach Steve Sarkisian is building a staff that has a whole lot of Alabama flavor. The former Crimson Tide offensive coordinator formally announced most of his new staff on Friday, with three assistants coming with him from Alabama after winning the national championship two weeks ago.(Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

Sarkisian builds Texas Longhorns staff with Alabama flavor

Jan. 22, 2021 5:10 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New Texas coach Steve Sarkisian is building a staff that has a whole lot of Alabama flavor. The former Crimson Tide offensive coordinator formally announced most of his new Texas staff on Friday, with three assistants coming with him from Alabama after winning the national championship...

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien watches during an NFL football training camp in Houston. Alabama has hired former Texans coach O'Brien as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the hiring on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. O'Brien is replacing Steve Sarkisian, who left to become head coach of the Texas Longhorns after the national championship game. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Bama hires ex-Texans coach O'Brien as offensive coordinator

Jan. 21, 2021 7:33 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — National champion Alabama has hired former Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the hiring on Thursday. O'Brien is replacing Steve Sarkisian, who left to become head coach of the Texas...

Oklahoma State's Gundy among 6 in Oklahoma Sports HOF class

Jan. 20, 2021 9:23 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy will be one of six inductees into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021. The Hall of Fame made the announcement Wednesday. Gundy, who took over at Oklahoma State in 2005, has a record of 137-67-0, and his Cowboys have made 15...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian watches warm-ups before an NCAA football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Sarkisian made the most of his final game with Alabama and three of the most dangerous weapons in college football during the College Football Playoff national championship game against Ohio State on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

New Texas coach Sarkisian defends "The Eyes of Texas"

Jan. 12, 2021 8:37 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fresh off a national title with Alabama, Steve Sarkisian plans big changes to Texas' football program. “The Eyes of Texas” isn't one of them. At his introductory press conference Tuesday, Sarkisian defended the controversial school song and said his players will...

Alabama head coach Nick Saban and offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood hold the trophy after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Perfect Alabama finishes No. 1 in AP Top 25 for 12th time

Jan. 12, 2021 1:04 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alabama finished the season No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the 12th time, extending its record by completing the program’s first perfect season since 2009. The Crimson Tide were a unanimous No. 1 in the final poll, getting 61 first-place votes, after beating Ohio State 52-24...

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, middle, offensive linemen Alex Leatherwood, left, and Landon Dickerson, right, celebrate with the trophy, after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Sarkisian, Bama stars deliver big numbers in OC's finale

Jan. 12, 2021 1:27 AM EST

Steve Sarkisian took full advantage of three of the most dangerous weapons in college football in their final act together. The top-ranked Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator put on another dominating play calling clinic during Monday night's 52-24 win over No. 3 Ohio State in the College Football Playoff...

Ohio State players sit on the bench after their loss to Alabama in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Fields, prolific Ohio State attack stifled by Tide defense

Jan. 12, 2021 1:07 AM EST

Justin Fields and the prolific Ohio State offense, fresh from piling up 639 yards in a semifinal win over Clemson, couldn’t find the same groove against Alabama on Monday night. Fields, who passed for 385 yards and six touchdowns against Clemson, had some outstanding moments against Alabama but not enough...

FILE - USC quarterback Carson Palmer, right, smiles at the Heisman Trophy after being named the 2002 Heisman Trophy winner at The Yale Club in New York, in this Dec. 14, 2002, file photo. Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops are among the 13 former players and coaches who make up the latest College Football Hall of Fame class.  The National Football Foundation announced the newly elected hall of famers Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. This class will be inducted in December. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)

Carson Palmer, Bob Stoops lead college Hall of Fame class

Jan. 11, 2021 2:50 PM EST

Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops are among the 13 former players and coaches who make up the latest College Football Hall of Fame class. The National Football Foundation announced the newly elected hall of famers Monday. This class will be inducted in December. Joining...

Penn State replaces offensive coordinator after one season

Jan. 8, 2021 8:26 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has hired Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator, replacing Kirk Ciarrocca after one year with the former Texas and Ohio State assistant. Yurcich was offensive coordinator at Texas last season, but found himself out after the school fired coach Tom Herman last week. ...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian watches warmups before an NCAA football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Texas has hired Sarkisian as the Longhorns new coach. The move comes just a few hours after Texas announced the firing of Tom Herman after four seasons with no Big 12 championships. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Sark latest 'Bama assistant multi-tasking before title game

Jan. 6, 2021 5:06 PM EST

Steve Sarkisian is the latest Alabama coordinator to be drawing up game plans for a national title showdown before leaving for a new head coaching job. The top-ranked Crimson Tide's offensive chief is trying to treat the transition as business as usual, saying Wednesday that his “week has been as normal as...