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Texas fired Herman after 4 seasons and hired Tide OC Sarkisian

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas was tired of waiting for Tom Herman to win a Big 12 title and make the Longhorns national championship contenders again. Next: Steve Sarkisian, the architect of the Crimson Tide crime in Alabama and its tsunami of points this season. Texas fired Herman on Saturday after four seasons of wish and announced hours later that he would be giving the job to the Alabama offensive coordinator. This is a quick move that Texas expects to provide quick results. The Longhorns are not known to be a patient bunch. “I think there is championship talent in this team. “It is clear that there is still much to be done or that no change will be made,” Sarkisian said. Sarkisian suffered a Crimson Tide crime that dropped opponents and resulted in two Heisman Trophy finalists in quarterback Mac Jones and receiver DeVonta Smith, who will play in the college football playoff game against Ohio State on January 11th. He recently won the Broyles Award for University Football’s Best Assistant Coach. He was there too. At 46, Sarkisian has former head coaches in Washington and Southern California. He has been Alabama’s offensive coordinator under Nick Saban since 2019 and has experience as an NFL assistant. Sarkisian will remain in Alabama for the championship fight. “Coach Saban wants to win a national championship so he didn’t push me out the door,” said Sarkisian. Not only does Texas want Sarkisian to win – Herman did it with a 32:18 record and four wins in the kitchen – they want rival Oklahoma to be ousted from the top 12 of the Big 12, making sure that recruiting is in their Home state is not overwhelmed by Texas. A & M’s rise in the Southeastern Conference. He will be the fourth Texas head coach since the program’s last Big 12 championship in 2009. Since then, Texas has fired Mack Brown – the only coach to lead the program to a national championship in 50 years (2005) – Charlie Strong and Herman. Sarkisian was a USC assistant when Texas defeated the Trojans for the 2006 epic Rose Bowl national championship. “It’s incredible to think we haven’t been here for 15 years while I ran into the end zone of the Rose Bowl on the other side of Vince Young’s sideline because I’m the head coach in Texas,” said Sarkisian. Sarkisian was 46-35 years old in Washington and USC, but was fired in the middle of his sophomore season with the Trojans in 2015 and began alcohol rehabilitation. He later lost a $ 30 million breach of contract against disability against disability against disability against disability, claiming the school fired him instead of allowing him to seek treatment. Sarkisian said he has since grown as a person and is ready to reappear in Texas. “I’m proud of the work I’ve done (under treatment). But I’ll say if you fight what I fight with, you have to work on it every day, ”he said. Texas did not immediately provide Sarkisian with the terms of the contract. Herman has three years left on a guaranteed contract that earns him more than $ 6 million a year. Texas is on the hook for more than $ 20 million in purchases for Herman and his staff. Texas fired Herman just three weeks after sporting director Chris Del Conte announced he would remain the coach. Del Conte said in a new statement on Saturday that he has since decided it is time for a change. Jay Hartzell, president of Texas, said Texas only started Sarkisian a few weeks earlier and reached an agreement on Saturday morning. “I can’t wait to see what the team can do under his leadership,” said Hartzell. Herman’s best season was 2018, the only time he got the Longhorns in the Big 12 title game. They ended that season with a landslide win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, leading to the infamous “We are ba-aack!” Led. Statement to a national television audience. Texas fell back to the middle of the field in the Big 12. The Longhorns climbed to number 8 at the start of the pandemic-hit year 2020 before quickly fading. They were effectively eliminated from the Big 12 title game with a 23:20 home loss to Iowa, with two games left. Disappointed with the stagnation, Texas also saw ominous signs of recruiting. Several of the best players in the state signed or endorsed their commitments elsewhere last month. 45-year-old Herman looked like the coach who couldn’t miss the chance to bring Texas back to glory when he was called to Houston after two successful seasons. However, there were moments that suggested he just wasn’t ready for a job as big as Texas and was struggling to grow in it. He challenged the Missouri quarterback in the weak minutes of a Texas Bowl win in 2017. After a difficult loss on the road, he faced a violent confrontation with Oklahoma state coach Mike Gundy. In 2019, he hit his own players on the head before a game, then flung a double false obscene hand gesture at television cameras during the live broadcast of National Signing Day. And 2020 challenged him in ways that had nothing to do with football. When protests erupted across the country following the death of George Floyd, Herman and his players marched from campus to the capital in protest against police brutality and racial injustice. Herman was then criticized by fans and administration pressure when the players failed to join the traditional school song “The Eyes of Texas” after the game while protesting racist elements from the past. She Lied. ___ More AP University Football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Jim Vertuno, The Associated Press

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