Alabama will name Steve Sarkisian its offensive coordinator, ESPN reported Saturday night. Sarkisian, 44, previously was the Crimson Tide's offensive analyst and coordinator in 2016 after head-coaching stints at Washington and USC. He spent the last two years as offensive coordinator for the NFL's Falcons but he was was fired after the regular season . ... North Carolina State hired Tony Gibson as its co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach. Gibson spent the last five seasons as West Virginia defensive coordinator but he wasn't retained by new coach Neal Brown . ... Alabama All-American S Deionte Thompson will forego his senior season and enter the NFL draft.