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.
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.