Former USC Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian, who was fired earlier this season following multiple alcohol related incidents, is now looking to make a comeback in the coaching world.
After spending some time in a treatment facility looking to get himself on the right path, Sarkisian is reportedly gauging interest from NFL teams regarding the potential landing of an offensive assistant in the league.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter passed along the news.
Former USC HC Steve Sarkisian is putting out feelers to NFL teams and expressing interest in becoming a QB coach or OC, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2016
Until Sarkisian can prove he is on the right track with his health, it is unlikely that he will be handed a NFL offense. However, if he is able to convince teams he is ready for the stressful workload of coaching, he could find himself fielding offers as a quarterback coach.
Sarkisian has been in the college ranks since 2005, but he does have previous NFL experience.
In 2004, Sarkisian was a member of the Oakland Raiders coaching staff where he served as the team’s quarterback coach.
It should be interesting to see what the future holds for Sarkisian, but it is promising to see he is actively seeking another coaching gig and looking for a fresh start.
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