Alabama OC Steve Sarkisian Is Leaving Alabama To Become The Falcons OC

Sep 24, 2016; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive analyst Steve Sarkisian prior to the game against Kent State Golden Flashes at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons have found their replacement for Kyle Shanahan after the Falcons offensive coordinator accepted the head coaching gig in San Francisco.

The Falcons have hired Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian:

This news comes as a stunner, considering Sarkisian recently accepted the Alabama OC gig after Lane Kiffen took the head coaching job at Florida International.

Sarkisian’s ties to Dan Quinn stem back from Quinn’s Seattle days with Pete Carroll, who was linked to Sarkasian at USC.

I wonder what Nick Saban is thinking right now.