Nationwide Sports Briefs

Steve Sarkisian headed to the NFL

Alabama’s Steve Sarkisian was named the Atlanta Falcon’s offensive coordinator Tuesday Feb. 7 after the departure of Kyle Shanahan.

Sarkisian took over for Lane Kiffin as Alabama’s offensive coordinator before Alabama’s national championship game.

Sarkisian has had NFL experience as the Oakland Raider’s quarterback coach in 2004. He was also previously the head coach at the University of Southern California and Washington.

“I felt, No. 1, what an aggressive playcaller he’s been through the years,” Atlanta Head Coach Dan Quinn said. “He has a real familiarity from the wide zone scheme, the keepers that are such a big part of what we do.”

Baylor official charged with solicitation

More controversy arises at Baylor University. Assistant strength coach Brandon Washington was fired Feb. 7 after a solicitation arrest in the Waco prostitution sting.

Sheri Parnell McNamara of McLennan County, Texas, said Washington was arrested at a Waco area hotel on a prostitution solicitation charge. Washington was released immediately.

Washington was brought to Baylor by head coach Matt Rhule after the departure of Art Briles amidst controversy over multiple sexual assault allegations against Baylor football players.

Author: The Metropolitan Staff

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