Nov 23, 2013; Corvallis, OR, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian during a timeout against Oregon State Beavers in the first half at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Sarkisian leaves Washington Huskies for USC Trojans

 

 

 

It was reported earlier today that the USC Trojans had interviewed Washington Huskies Head Coach Steve Sarkisian for it’s vacant job.

According to another report, Sarkisian said in a radio interview he did not formally interview for the position:

“They reached out and I talked to them,” he said.

 

Well, it looks like it’s gotten pretty formal at some pint:

 

 

The Trojans are looking for a replacement for Lane Kiffin, who was fired after the team’s 62-41 loss Sept. 28 at Arizona State.

USC likes to hire coaches with ties to the program, and before taking his current (now former) job at Washington, Sarkisian spent six seasons as an assistant with the Trojans from 2001-2003 and 2005-2008 as quarterbacks coach, offensive coordinator and even assistant head coach under Pete Carroll.

CBSSports.com’s Bruce Feldman wrote on Sunday that he was hearing the two leading candidates for the USC job are Boise State’s Chris Petersen — who has since withdrawn his name from consideration – and Washington’s Steve Sarkisian. Feldman also reported that a previous ESPN report that Vanderbilt’s James Franklin was a frontrunner for the USC job was inaccurate.

 

 

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