“I want a chance to play the Rams.”
Those words came directly from Jeff Fisher in an exclusive interview with Charissa Thompson set to appear during FOX’s Sunday pregame show.
The Falcons All-Pro receiver has been ruled out for Atlanta’s game against the San Francisco 49ers because of the sprained toe that kept him out of practice all week, the team announced.
Kiffin, who also joined Saban’s staff after being fired as USC head coach (in 2013), will remain with Alabama through the College Football Playoff. The Tide will play Washington in a Peach Bowl playoff semifinal on Dec. 31.
“We are pleased to be able to hire an offensive coordinator with the pedigree and experience of Steve Sarkisian,” Saban stated in a release. “He has a tremendous offensive mind and is someone we believe will do a great job of teaching and developing our football team on the offensive side of the ball. He has been a great asset to our coaching staff this season and brings a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to his job. Steve will be a phenomenal addition to our coaching staff and someone who can seamlessly transition into the job with a full understanding of how our organization works.”
Sarkisian was fired by then-USC athletic director Pat Haden after reportedly arriving for team meetings while intoxicated. He checked into rehab shortly after being dismissed. Sarkisian later filed a lawsuit against USC, alleging he was discriminated against because of a disability.
Prior to taking the USC job, Sarkisian led Washington to a 34-29 record as head coach from 2009-13.