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Texas Longhorns hire Alabama Crimson Tide OC Steve Sarkisian as new head coach

Alabama offensive coordinator has been named the new head football coach of the Texas Longhorns, the school announced Saturday.

"This is a unique and compelling opportunity to lead this storied program to the next level, competing once again amongst the best in college football," Sarkisian said in a statement Saturday.

He will stay in his current role through the end of the season as Alabama faces Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Jan. 11, sources told ESPN.

Sarkisian will succeed Tom Herman, who was let go earlier Saturday after going 32-18 in four seasons at Texas and 7-3 this season.