Steve Sarkisian became the now former coach of USC football today after yet another alcohol related incident. Reports came out yesterday that Sarkisian showed up “not sober” to a meeting Sunday and had to be pulled out by his assistants. Soon after he was placed on an indefinite leave of absence by the university until being fired earlier today.
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden expressed his concern for Sarkisian’s health and well being during the announcement of the firing, Sarkisian has been in the middle of a divorce this year.
Many wondered if former interim head coach Ed Orgeron would be on the list of candidates to replace Sarkisian, although ESPN’s Arash Markazi reported that Orgeron would not be considered.
Like Sarkisian and USC’s previous head coach Lane Kiffin, Orgeron was an assistant under Pete Carroll. After Kiffin was fired midway through the 2013 season, Orgeron served as interim head coach, going 6-2 and leading the Trojans to a bowl game.
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