12/16/2016 3:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Steve Sarkisian is back coaching in college football … just having been hired as the new offensive coordinator at Alabama … replacing his old buddy, Lane Kiffin.
Alabama announced the hiring moments ago … moving Sark from his previously held position as “offensive consultant” to full time play calling coach.
Some wondered if Sarkisian would ever coach in college football again … he lost the head job at USC in 2015 after players and coaches said he showed up to team activities drunk.
Sark later filed a $30 million lawsuit against USC for the termination … citing alcoholism as a protected disability and saying the school had the obligation to try to get him help before they gave him the hook.