Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is resting at his Tuscaloosa residence after undergoing heart surgery last week.
According to a statement released Tuesday by the university's athletic department, Sarkisian recently underwent his annual physical, where it was determined he needed "a procedure to correct a congenital cardiovascular anomaly before it became an issue." Sarkisian underwent the procedure last Thursday in Birmingham and is expected to make a full recovery.
Sarkisian, who had head-coaching stints at Washington and Southern California before joining the Crimson Tide, is just 46 years old.
Last season's offense under Sarkisian averaged a school-record 47.2 points per game, which ranked second nationally, while averaging 510.8 yards a game. Quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones combined to throw for 4,449 yards and 49 touchdowns, and that equated to a school-record 342.2 passing yards per game.
Alabama's 199.61 passing efficiency rating was not only a school record but the second-best mark in NCAA history.