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Falcons hire Sarkisian as new offensive coordinator

The Atlanta Falcons have hired Steve Sarkisian as their new offensive coordinator. (MGN Online)

Just a day after losing former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as he becomes the new head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, the Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday morning that they hired Steve Sarkisian as their new OC.

The Falcons announced the hire via their Twitter:


Sarkisian heads to Atlanta from the University of Alabama where he was the offensive play caller for the 2017 national championship game against Clemson. Before joining Alabama, Sarkisian was fired as the head coach for Southern California in 2015. He also was the head coach for the University of Washington for five seasons and was a quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders in 2004.

With weapons like NFL MVP Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones and running backs Devonte Freeman and Tevin Coleman, Sarkisian should have a plethora of talent to work with as the new Falcons play caller.

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