January 2, 2021
BY Lance Cartelli

Texas Fires Tom Herman, Hires Alabama's Steve Sarkisian

The Texas Longhorns didn't waste any time filling their head coaching position on Saturday. 

Texas fired coach Tom Herman after four seasons with the Longhorns and quickly named Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian as the university's new head coach. 

In four seasons with Texas, Herman went 32-18 and 7-3 this season, including a win over in Colorado in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Tuesday. Texas owes Herman $15 million to buy out the final three years of his contract. 

Herman will be replaced by Sarkisian, who spent the last two seasons running the Crimson Tide offense. Sarkisian had head coaching stints with the Washington Huskies and USC Trojan where he compiled a record of 46-35. 

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