USC Coach Fired

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The USC Trojans football program will be without their head coach, Steve Sarkisian, permanently right after he was reportedly asked to take a leave of absence by athletic director Pat Haded.

Haden met with players and asked the coach to go on leave Sunday, according to Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times. Quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Clay Helton will fill the position in the intern, reported CNN.

Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News acclaimed on Sunday that Sarkisian is “expected to seek treatment” and that players the coach was not calm” at a special teams meeting Sunday morning. Wolf also announced “a USC called me during practice to say Steve Sarkisian was not in ‘good shape’ this morning,” according to CNN.

Wolf reported, “some USC assistant coaches believed Sarkisian was drunk during the Arizona State game on September 26,” which the Trojans won 28 points. Assistants needed to pull Sarkisian out out of a player huddle on the sideline that night because they “assured  he was not sober,” per Wolf. His eyes didn’t look right; he was too animated,” said a USC coach according to Wolf.

Steve Sarkisian was fired, announced the school Monday. He went 9-4 in his first season at USC and assembled the nation’s consensus top recruiting class heading into this season. Nonetheless, after climbing to as high as No. 6 in the AP Top 25 this season, the Trojans (3-2,1-2 Pac-12) have lost two of their last three games and are now  unranked, proclaimed ESPN.

The top candidate to replace Steve Sarkisian’s former head coach job is Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. He knows the area in the Pac-12 and would inherit that talent-rich Southern California recruiting territory, the one he had to fly two hours to reach while at Oregon, expressed CBS SPORTS.


The USC Trojans football program will be without their head coach, Steve Sarkisian, permanently right after he was reportedly asked to take a leave of absence by athletic director Pat Haded.

Haden met with players and asked the coach to go on leave Sunday, according to Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times. Quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Clay Helton will fill the position in the intern, reported CNN.

Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News acclaimed on Sunday that Sarkisian is “expected to seek treatment” and that players the coach was not calm” at a special teams meeting Sunday morning. Wolf also announced “a USC called me during practice to say Steve Sarkisian was not in ‘good shape’ this morning,” according to CNN.

Wolf reported, “some USC assistant coaches believed Sarkisian was drunk during the Arizona State game on September 26,” which the Trojans won 28 points. Assistants needed to pull Sarkisian out out of a player huddle on the sideline that night because they “assured  he was not sober,” per Wolf. His eyes didn’t look right; he was too animated,” said a USC coach according to Wolf.

Steve Sarkisian was fired, announced the school Monday. He went 9-4 in his first season at USC and assembled the nation’s consensus top recruiting class heading into this season. Nonetheless, after climbing to as high as No. 6 in the AP Top 25 this season, the Trojans (3-2,1-2 Pac-12) have lost two of their last three games and are now  unranked, proclaimed ESPN.

The top candidate to replace Steve Sarkisian’s former head coach job is Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. He knows the area in the Pac-12 and would inherit that talent-rich Southern California recruiting territory, the one he had to fly two hours to reach while at Oregon, expressed CBS SPORTS.