Texas fires Herman after 4 seasons, hires Tide OC Sarkisian

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Alabama offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian  (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Texas has hired Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian as the Longhorns new coach.

The move comes just a few hours after Texas announced the firing of Tom Herman after four seasons with no Big 12 championships.

Sarkisian is the architect of a Crimson Tide offense that has produced two Heisman Trophy finalists in getting Alabama to the College Football Playoff championship against Ohio State.

He also was 45-36 as head coach at Washington and USC in previous jobs.

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