Latest Steve Sarkisian News

Texas regents approve Sarkisian contract extension and raise to more than $10 million

Feb. 22, 2024 17:35 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Steve Sarkisian is college football's latest $10 million man. The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Thursday approved a raise and contract extension for the Longhorns coach that boosts his guaranteed salary to $10.3 million this year and signs him...

Big money: Texas coach Sarkisian getting salary increase to more than $10 million per year

Feb. 17, 2024 15:46 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Steve Sarkisian's contract extension will push his guaranteed salary to $10.3 million this year, making him one of the highest-paid coaches in the country after leading the Longhorns to the Big 12 championship and their first appearance in the College Football...

Kentucky hires former Boise State assistant Bush Hamdan as the Wildcats' offensive coordinator

Feb. 14, 2024 19:42 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has hired former Boise State assistant Bush Hamdan as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach following Liam Coen’s departure to the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hamdan, 38, is a 15-year coaching veteran who previously worked in the...

South Carolina hires Super Bowl-winning special teams coach Joe DeCamillis

Jan. 29, 2024 18:39 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina hired two-time Super Bowl-winning special teams coach Joe DeCamillis on Monday for that position with the Gamecocks. The school's board of trustees approved a three-year contract for DeCamillis, 58, worth $800,000 a season. He takes over for...

The second wave of college football's hiring cycle produces some unprecedented movement

Jan. 25, 2024 18:34 PM EST

After a relatively quiet primary hiring cycle in college football in November and December, the coaching carousel revved up again in January, starting with the sudden retirement of maybe the greatest head coach of all time. Since Nick Saban stepped down at Alabama on Jan. 10, seven...

Texas gives coach Sarkisian a four-year contract extension after Big 12 title and CFP appearance

Jan. 14, 2024 12:56 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' first Big 12 championship since 2009 and the program's first appearance in the College Football Playoff earned Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian a four-year contract extension through 2030, the school announced Saturday. Financial terms of the deal, which...

Alabama's Nick Saban retires after 7 national titles, most in major college football history

Jan. 10, 2024 22:51 PM EST

Nick Saban’s coaching reign has come to an end. His dominance over college football, however, will forever linger in lore. Saban, who won seven national championships — more than any major college football coach — and turned Alabama back into a national powerhouse that...

Michael Penix Jr. leads No. 2 Washington to 37-31 victory over Texas and spot in national title game

Jan. 02, 2024 05:32 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The remarkable comeback story of Michael Penix Jr. is a victory away from a perfect ending for Washington. Penix passed for 430 yards and two touchdowns, and the Huskies held off Texas 37-31 in the Sugar Bowl on Monday night to advance to the College Football...

Washington, Texas meet in Sugar Bowl CFP semifinal behind coaches with very different career paths

Dec. 31, 2023 15:08 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wearing matching smiles and dark blue suits, Washington coach Kalen DeBoer and Texas' Steve Sarkisian shook hands and posed for a photo with the Sugar Bowl trophy their teams will play for Monday night. They are newcomers to this stage, with career paths that...

Washington's DeBoer, Texas' Sarkisian built playoff teams with holdovers from previous coaches

Dec. 30, 2023 19:40 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Remaking a roster has never been easier in college football for a coach taking over a new team. If the players aren't to the new guy's liking, they can be nudged — or even shoved — into the transfer portal to create room for potential upgrades. ...