Steve Sarkisian’s 6-Year Texas Contract Reportedly Worth $34.2M

Steve Sarkisian’s 6-Year Texas Contract Reportedly Worth $34.2M

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian watches warm-ups before an NCAA football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Sarkisian took over as Texas’ head coach after spending the 2020 season as the offensive coordinator for national champion Alabama. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

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Details pertaining to the contract of brand-new University of Texas head football trainer Steve Sarkisian were launched Friday as component of the University of Texas ministers schedule.

According to Brian Davis of U.S.A. Today, the offer is for 6 years and also worth an ensured $34.2 million, which is a lot more financially rewarding than the first agreements provided to his 2 precursors, Charlie Strong and also Tom Herman.

Sarkisian formerly worked as the offending planner at Alabama from 2019 to 2020, and also he has previous university head training experience at Washington and also USC.

The 46-year-old Sarkisian’s very first job as an university head trainer was relatively effective, as he went 34-29 in 5 periods at Washington and also led the Huskies to 4 championship game.

Sark after that took the sought after head training setting at USC, going 12-6 partly of 2 periods prior to his termination as an outcome of numerous alcohol-related events.

Sarkisian consequently worked as an offending expert at Alabama in 2016 and also was after that the Atlanta Falcons’ OC from 2017-18. He went back to Alabama as the Crimson Tide’s offending planner in 2019 and also aided lead them to a nationwide title last period.

At Texas, Sarkisian will certainly be charged with making the Longhorns nationwide title challengers once more, which hasn’t held true given that 2009 when they went 13-1 under Mack Brown and also shed in the BCS National Championship Game.

Neither Strong neither Herman were as effective as wished at Texas, with Strong going simply 16-21 in 3 periods and also Herman going 32-18 in 4 periods.

Herman did win all 4 championship game he trained in at Texas, however with the Longhorns stopping working to test Oklahoma for preeminence in the Big 12, the college made a decision to go on.

Sarkisian has yet to verify that he can lead a regular competitor as head trainer, however there is no rejecting his offending acumen and also what he had the ability to do at Alabama.

Last period, pass receiver DeVonta Smith won the Heisman Trophy under Sarkisian’s tutoring, and also quarterback Mac Jones was securely in the running also.

If Sarkisian can do something comparable at Texas, the Longhorns might ultimately have actually the firepower required to blow past the Sooners atop the Big 12.