Under the guidance of Steve Sarkisian (right), the Alabama offense put up prodigious stats last season. Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is currently at home recovering from heart surgery, the program announced Tuesday.

Alabama released a statement announcing the procedure, which was shared by Brett McMurphy of Stadium:

“The Alabama football coaching staff participates in an annual executive physical. During Coach Sarkisian’s physical last week, it was determined that he needed a procedure to correct a congenital cardiovascular anomaly before it became an issue. Coach Sarkisian underwent a successful procedure this past Thursday (July 2) in Birmingham. He is back home in Tuscaloosa and is expected to make a full recovery.”

Sarkisian is 46 years old. There was no mention of any timetable for his recovery.

Alabama put up big offensive stats under Sarkisian last season

Back in 2016, Sarkisian joined Nick Saban’s staff as the offensive coordinator. Then he took the same job with the Atlanta Falcons from 2017-18 before re-joining Saban at Alabama for the 2019 season.

Under his guidance, the Alabama offense put up prodigious stats last season.

  • The Tide averaged 511 yards per game (sixth in the FBS)
  • Alabama averaged 47.2 points per game (second in the nation)
  • Tua Tagovailoa passed for 2,740 yards and 33 touchdowns in just nine games before a season-ending injury

Assuming Sarkisian is able to recover in time for the coming 2020 college football season, we expect the Crimson Tide to continue putting up big offensive numbers as they vie for another title.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.



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