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 two weeks ago.
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 Longhorns after the national championship game.
Alabama star receiver Jaylen Waddle has returned to practice. Now the question is will he be able to play in the title game Monday night against Ohio State?
Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian says Waddle practiced on Tuesday, but he deferred questions on his status to coach Nick Saban, who did not address the media on Wednesday.
“We’ll see where it goes from here,” Sarkisian said. “Clearly we’ve got about a week or so until the game.”