In a move that excites exactly no one, after a 9-week search in which athletic director Pat Haden made overtures to Kevin Sumlin, Nick Saban and Chris Petersen, the USC Trojans settled on Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian to replace Lane Kiffin and interim coach Ed Orgeron, who’d gone 6-2 with losses to Notre Dame and UCLA after taking over the end of September.
Offered the job of assistant head coach at a salary of over $1 million, the popular and passionate Orgeron resigned a few hours after the announcement.
Fight on, jump ship: Steve Sarkisian ditched the Washington Huskies today for the vast recruiting base and imposing tradition of USC, announced today as the Trojans new head coach after a 9-week search in which a handful of high-profile candidates passed on the job.
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