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Alabama will be looking for its third offensive coordinator since Jan. 1 after Steve Sarkisian left to take the same position with the Atlanta Falcons.

Related: Nick Saban responds to OC Steve Sarkisian leaving Alabama for Atlanta Falcons 

ESPN’s Danny Kanell thinks the reason Alabama has cycled through so many offensive assistants is because most coaches don’t want to work for Nick Saban.

Whomever Saban hires to replace Sarkisian will be the sixth offensive coordinator during Saban’s 10-year tenure in Tuscaloosa.

Reports have surfaced that Saban and Sarkisian had disagreements involving offensive philosophy, and Sarkisian felt it would be best for him to move on to the Falcons rather than stay in Tuscaloosa.

Kanell might have a point, though. Most offensive coordinators under Saban have went on to land better jobs—especially Jim McElwain and Lane Kiffin—and it seems as if they are using the position as a stepping stone.

Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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