SCOTTSDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide addresses the media during the Head Coach Press Conference for the College Football Playoff National Championship at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn on January 10, 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Nick Saban discusses Steve Sarkisian's first practice as Alabama OC


Alabama is having to make a quick transition at offensive coordinator from Lane Kiffin to Steve Sarkisian, but it appears as if it's going well so far.

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Saban and Kiffin parted ways after Alabama defeated Washington in the Peach Bowl, and Sarkisian -- who had been an offensive analyst with the team -- took over playcalling duties earlier this week.

Saban met with the media on Wednesday and said the transition has been smooth.


The offense likely won't look too different under Sarkisian, but Alabama might run the ball more against Clemson on Monday. Saban isn't likely to offer any more information, so the offense will be a surprise to everyone Monday night.

(h/t Saturday Down South)