Steve Sarkisian recovering from heart surgery (Reports).
Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is recovering following heart surgery performed last week, the school announced Tuesday afternoon.
Sarkisian, 46, had successful heart surgery in Birmingham on July 2, according to a statement released by the athletics department. It was the result of an annual physical exam that uncovered a congenital cardiovascular anomaly.
“He is back home in Tuscaloosa and is expected to make a full recovery,” the statement concluded.
The former head coach at Washington and USC is entering his second season as Alabama’s offensive coordinator. He held the same job with the Atlanta Falcons from 2017-18 after serving as an analyst with the Tide in 2016. Sarkisian was set to take the Alabama offensive coordinator job in 2017 before heading to the Falcons.