Steve Sarkissian is in the spotlight, but Daryl Royal has also had a huge impact on Alabama

It’s a big season for Steve Sarkissian.

With a six-game losing streak, his first season in Texas management ended with a heavy blow. At 5-7, the Longhorns missed a ball game, which could have been avoided if they just found a way to beat enemy Kansas in overtime.

Now he has to face the program that helped win the 2020 National Championship as Crimson Tide Coordinator. He will be just one of many familiar faces on the local touchline at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium when he visits Alabama on Saturday at 11 a.m.