ESPN reports Steve Sarkisian is headed back to Alabama and turning down King Kliff’s job offer with the Arizona Cardinals. He is expected to become the Tide’s offensive coordinator.
I can see a few reasons why the cunning Sarkisian would choose Alabama:
- He will call the plays in Alabama while Kliff Kingsbury calls plays in Arizona.
- A season or two in Alabama will position him well for a head-coaching position like all the other previous Alabama offensive coordinators including Lane Kiffin. If Sarkisian goes to Arizona, he gets fired with Kingsbury in two seasons and starts looking for another NFL job.