Flood set to affix Sarkisian at Texas, sources say

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9:06 PM ETIan FitzsimmonsAdam RittenbergCloseESPN Senior Author Faculty soccer reporter.
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Graduate of Northwestern College.Texas is about to rent Alabama assistant and former Rutgers coach Kyle Flood as its new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach below Steve Sarkisian, sources confirmed to ESPN.Flood has spent the previous two seasons at Alabama, which gained a nationwide title Monday evening towards Ohio State. He labored alongside Sarkisian with the Atlanta Falcons in 2017 and 2018 — Sarkisian served as offensive coordinator and Flood coached the offensive line — earlier than becoming a member of Nick Saban’s employees at Alabama.Flood, 49, final held a coordinator function at Rutgers in 2009 and 2010. He later turned Rutgers’ head coach, going 27-24 in 4 seasons.Horns 247 first reported that Texas was anticipated to rent Flood.Sarkisian, Alabama’s offensive coordinator the previous two seasons and the 2020 Broyles Award winner, is predicted to stay Texas’ offensive playcaller.”I positively need to be the playcaller. I would be the playcaller,” Sarkisian just lately informed the Austin American-Statesman. “I made that mistake one yr of my profession [in 2015 at USC]. It will not occur once more, not within the close to future. However the actuality of it’s, a part of the rationale [athletic director Chris Del Conte] and the folks at Texas appreciated me is due to the job I used to be doing as a playcaller. Swiftly, why would I relinquish the most effective traits that I’ve?”Sarkisian additionally is about to convey Alabama offensive analyst A.J. Milwee to Texas, the place he’ll coach quarterbacks, sources informed ESPN. Milwee spent seven seasons as Akron’s offensive coordinator earlier than coming to Alabama.ESPN’s David Wilson contributed to this report.

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