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The University of Texas made it official Saturday that they are moving on from coach Tom Herman and entering the Steve Sarkisian era of Texas Longhorns football.

Sarkisian is the current offensive coordinator of the Alabama Crimson Tide, which won their playoff game against Notre Dame Friday and will face off against Ohio State on Jan. 11 in the National Championship. Sarkisian will remain on the sidelines for Alabama through the National Championship before officially coming to Austin to take over duties.


Sarkisian was the head coach of the University of Washington and USC before going to Alabama in 2016 to fill in for Lane Kiffin, who was fired before Alabama's title game against Clemson. Sarkisian then moved to the pros and took over play-calling duties for the Atlanta Falcons as their offensive coordinator. Sarkisian joined the Tide in 2019 and has been the offensive coordinator since.

For Herman, the firing comes on the heels of a 55-23 Alamo Bowl win against Colorado. Herman is one of the only head coaches this season to be fired after winning his bowl game. The Longhorns under Herman were able to win one New Year's Six Bowl, but were never able to get over the hump and win a Big 12 title.

Reactions from around college football were mixed with the announcement of Sarkisian, whose last head coaching job was almost five years ago. With a 2-2 bowl game record, Herman already has double his bowl game wins in just his four years at Texas.

And with the replacement means a $15 million buyout of Herman's contract and nearly $24 million to staff.

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Multiple Austin medical sources identify pediatrician Lindley Dodson as the victim in last night's hostage killing at Children's Medical Group.

The second person dead has not been identified but is said to be the alleged shooter, another physician, who did not work at the practice.

Austin physicians are already rallying around the late Dr. Dodson's memory, planning a candlelight vigil, assistance for her husband and children, and staffing for her pediatrics practice.

Dr. Dodson was a long-time Austin area physician who joined Children's Medical Group in 2017.

In 2019, she was named by Texas Super Doctors as one of the top pediatricians in Texas. According to the TSD website, she was also featured in the 2020 selection.

Two have been pronounced dead by police after a six-hour hostage situation Tuesday evening at Children's Medical Group practice, just off Mopac at 35th Street.

At around 4 p.m., Austin police and SWAT were present at the doctor's office where multiple hostages, not identified, were held.

The Austin Police Department sent a robot unit into the building, which helped officers identify a victim through the camera on the robot. The SWAT team then entered the building and found two dead.

A pediatrician in the medical practice is said to be one of the victims, while the second person found dead is said to be the shooter. Neither has been identified by police.

Police are holding a press conference about the incident at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.