Report: Alabama’s Steve Sarkisian set to be new Falcons OC

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09:  Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the second half of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is set to be hired by the Atlanta Falcons as their new offensive coordinator, reports the Huffington Post's Jordan Schultz.

Sarkisian will replace Kyle Shanahan who left after two seasons in the position to become the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Atlanta led the NFL in scoring last season in route to their second Super Bowl berth in franchise history, where they lost to the New England Patriots 34–28 in overtime.

Sarkisian was named the Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in December after spending time on the staff as an analyst.

He took over for Lane Kiffin who left before the national championship loss to Clemson to assume his duties as head coach of Florida Atlantic.

Sarkisian was fired in the middle of his second season at USC after troubles with his alcoholism. He also coached for five seasons at Washington and compiled a 46–35 record as head coach.

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