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Steve Sarkisian files wrongful termination lawsuit against USC


Former USC head coach Steve Sarkisian has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the University. The 31-page complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday said that USC fired Sarkisian and “kicked him to the curb”, rather than supporting him “when he needed its help the most,” while suffering from alcoholism in October. […]

Clay Helton named permanent head coach


Just a couple days after the Trojans defeated crosstown rival UCLA for the first time in four seasons, Clay Helton has been named the USC football program’s permanent head coach, athletic director Pat Haden announced Monday morning. The 43-year old Helton, who previously took over on an interim basis for Steve Sarkisian on Oct. 12, […]

Haden steps down from College Football Playoff selection committee


USC athletic director Pat Haden is stepping down from the College Football Playoff selection committee, Executive Director Bill Hancock announced today. “I am reluctant to step down, but my doctors advised me to reduce my traveling,” Haden said. The 62-year-old Haden has most recently been dealing with some health concerns. He felt ill on the […]

Eli’s DT 4-1-1: Week of 10/12


USC News Sark Sacked: On Monday, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden fired head football coach Steve Sarkisian. His forced leave of absence after he didn’t show up to practice on Sunday was short-lived. Haden deemed Sark unhealthy after several incidents showed the coach had a drinking problem. Offensive coordinator Clay Helton will take over as […]

NCAA rulings are often out of touch


The NCAA announced Tuesday that Division I programs will be allowed to give athletes (including walk-on athletes) unlimited meals and snacks, according to a report from ESPN. This change comes partially off the heels of Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier’s comments regarding hunger following his team’s NCAA National Championship victory. “Sometimes, there’s hungry nights where I’m […]

Swiftness of Sarkisian hire unfair to Coach O


Monday was certainly a crazy day in Troy. It was a spectacle unlike any other as we witnessed the intersection of business and emotion. Throw in the volatile nature of social media, and this explosive concoction of variables proved to be great theater and fodder for lots of chatter. To fully understand the somewhat puzzling […]

USC hires Steve Sarkisian as head coach


The USC football head-coaching search is over – and once again, the Trojans will be led by a disciple of former head coach Pete Carroll. Former Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian, who oversaw the development of two Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks under Carroll alongside former USC head coach Lane Kiffin, has accepted the position and […]

USC must look for new coach elsewhere


Right now, the Ed Orgeron bandwagon is barreling up and down I-110 at breakneck speeds, gaining momentum at every turn. A win over Stanford, the No. 4 team in the nation and an opponent USC hadn’t beaten in the last four tries, warrants such a swell of support from fans and players. Pat Haden can’t […]