Steve Sarkisian To Texas, Urban Meyer Possibly to Jaguars
The coaching carousel in both the NFL and college ranks will buzz in the coming days with one major domino falling today. After receiving a vote of confidence weeks earlier, Tom Herman and his entire staff was fired by the University of Texas, Herman went 32-18 over four seasons at a location where expectations include beating Oklahoma and College Football Playoff contention. The Longhorns soon announced Steve Sarkisian as Herman's successor. At age 46, Sarkisian is already a coaching veteran with a checkered career, previously serving at USC and the University of Washington. His two most recent gigs include being offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons and the University of Alabama. In other news, Doug Marrone is expected to be released after the Jacksonville Jaguars after Sunday's Week 17 game. Former Bowling Green/Utah/Florida/Ohio State HC Urban Meyer's name has come up as a potential replacement. Meyer stepped down as Ohio State's coach after the 2018 season due in part to a brain cyst that affected him during games. Meyer has also been linked to a possible opening with the Los Angeles Chargers. The New York Jets are also expected to part ways with Adam Gase. Meyer was shown in attendance at Friday's Ohio State v. Clemson national semifinal game in New Orleans. Perhaps he is already debating between Justin Fields (who threw six TD passes) and Trevor Lawrence. Perhaps the Jets will be able to land Lawrence yet with the No. 2 overall pick.