Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian met for the Colorado open coach place on Wednesday and may very well be the favourite for the job, a supply instructed CBS Sports activities.
This occurs two days after the interim Buffaloes coach Darrin Chiaverini was interviewed for the full-time place. As of Wednesday, the hierarchical order to switch Mel Tucker is believed to be Sarkisian, Air Power coach Troy Calhoun and former Wisconsin and Arkansas coach Bret Bielema.
It was beforehand reported that Calhoun and Bielema had met at CU, who additionally had an curiosity within the offensive coordinator of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Eric Bieniemy.
Sarkisian's final head coach position resulted in 2015 when he was fired by the USC after a depart of absence. Sarkisian, 45, has tackled his battle for substance abuse (believed to be alcohol), and instructed CBS Sports activities throughout the 2019 American Soccer Playoff that he was not having any issues.
Sarkisian was 46-35 years outdated as head coach with Washington and USC. Sarkisian has 14 years of expertise as a Pac-12 coach, serving as an assistant to the Trojans (2001-03, 2005-08) earlier than taking up the Huskies (2009-13) and returning to the USC (2014-15) .
He joined Alabama as an offensive analyst in 2016 and ended up serving as an offensive coordinator for the nationwide title sport that season. After coordinating the offense for the 2017-18 Atlanta Falcons, he joined Crimson Tide final season.
After a season in Colorado, Tucker took the job of the state of Michigan every week in the past after beforehand claiming he would stick with the Buffaloes.