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Steve Sarkisian Signs Massive $35 Million Contract at Texas

NCAA Football: Auburn at Alabama

The Texas Longhorns have finalized their contract with new head football coach Steve Sarkisian and its for six years and $34.2 million, according to Chip Brown at 247Sports.

Sarkisian comes to Texas after spending the last couple of seasons with the Alabama Crimson Tide as the offensive coordinator under Nick Saban.

Between getting rid of Herman and the big deal for Steve Sarkisian, Texas AD Chris Del Conte is certainly hinging his reputation on this hire.


Tom Herman was fired in a fairly shocking move on Saturday morning. The Longhorns fell short of expectations this season going 7-3 and missing the Big 12 Championship Game. But they rallied late with a huge win over Kansas State and then crushed Colorado in the Alamo Bowl.

Steve Sarkisian‘s head coaching experience is with the Washington Huskies and then the USC Trojans. His overall record is 46-35 and he was last a head coach for the Trojans in 2015.

Sarkisian will remain with the Alabama Crimson Tide through the College Football Playoff Championship Game against Ohio State, which takes place on Monday, January 11th.

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