Is Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian set to return to the college head-coaching ranks? Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

The University of Colorado is nearing the end of its coaching search, and Steve Sarkisian appears to be among the final candidates for the job.

Sarkisian interviewed with Colorado this week, as first reported by Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports. ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg added on Thursday that the Buffaloes’ head coaching search appears to be nearing the finish line, with Sarkisian, New York Giants assistant coach Bret Bielema and Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun all finalists for the position.

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy appeared to be the front-runner for the Colorado job at one point, but he has decided to remain in the NFL. He will likely have a good chance to land a head coaching gig at the pro level after the 2020 season.

Colorado found itself unexpectedly looking for a head coach after Mel Tucker left to take the same job at Michigan State. Sarkisian would be a great buzz hire who has plenty of experience coaching in the Pac-12, though he was fired from his last head coaching job at USC because of alcohol issues.

Sarkisian has worked as the offensive coordinator with the Atlanta Falcons and on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama since being fired at USC, so you could argue that his résumé has gotten even stronger in recent years.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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Can you name the coaches in college football with the most wins?

Per Sports-Reference, this only includes games played by schools while they were considered major schools and will exclude notable coaches such as Eddie Robinson (408 wins) and John Gagliardi (489 wins)

409 1966-2011
Joe Paterno
357 1970-2009
Bobby Bowden
323 1945-1982
Bear Bryant
311 1897-1938
Pop Warner
282 1891-1943
Amos Alonzo Stagg
257 1972-2000
LaVell Edwards
255 1973-1997
Tom Osborne
249 1969-2004
Lou Holtz
248 1990-
Nick Saban
245 1985-
Mack Brown

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