Texas is slated to hire Alabama assistant and former Rutgers coach Kyle Flood as new offensive line coordinator and offensive line coach under Steve Sarkisian, a source confirmed to ESPN.
The Flood spent the past two seasons at Alabama, which won nationally on Monday night against Ohio State. He worked with Sarkisian with the Atlanta Falcons in 2017 and 2018 – Sarkisian served as offensive coordinator and Flood coached the offensive line before joining Nick Saban’s team at Alabama.
Flood, 49, served as coordinator at Rutgers in 2009 and 2010.He later became Rutgers’ head coach, staying 27-24 over four seasons.
Horns 247 first reported that Texas was expected to employ Flood.
Alabama’s attacking coordinator Sarkisian over the past two seasons and the 2020 Brieless award winner is expected to remain Texas’ offensive line player.
“I definitely want to be a player, I’m going to be a player,” Sarkisian recently told the Austin American-Statesman. “I made that mistake over a year of my career. [in 2015 at USC]It won’t happen again, not in the near future. But in reality it’s part of the reason. [athletic director Chris Del Conte] And the people of Texas like me because of the work I do as a gamer. Why would I suddenly abandon the best traits I have? “
Sarkisian is also aiming to bring Alabama’s offensive analyst AJ Milwee to Texas, where he will coach the quarterback, sources told ESPN. Akron before coming to Alabama
ESPN’s David Wilson contributed to this report.