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Former BYU QB Steve Sarkisian recovering after heart surgery

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Alabama offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian watches warm-ups before an NCAA football game against LSU Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Vasha Hunt, Associated Press

Former BYU quarterback Steve Sarkisian is recovering and expected to make a full recovery after having a heart procedure.

The news was announced by the University of Alabama. Sarkisian is the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator.

“The Alabama football coaching staff participates in an annual executive physical. During coach Sarkisian’s physical last week, it was determined that he needed a procedure to correct a congenital cardiovascular anomaly before it became an issue,” the school announced. “Coach Sarkisian underwent a successful procedure this past Thursday (July 2) in Birmingham. He is back home in Tuscaloosa and is expected to make a full recovery.”

Sarkisian had a successful two years while playing for BYU. In his senior season, he led the Cougars to a 14-1 record and a 19-15 win over Kansas State in the 1997 Cotton Bowl.