USC Hires Sarkisian As Football Coach
USC hired former Trojan assistant Steve Sarkisian as its head football coach Monday.
Sarkisian was head coach at the University of Washington the last five years, compiling a 34-29 record, including 8-4 this season.
At USC he had been offensive co-ordinator and tutored Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Carson Palmer.
Sarkisian talked with Trojan athletic director Pat Haden over the weekend.