USC selects Steve Sarkisian as football coach

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Steve Sarkisian was named the coach at Southern California on Monday, leaving Washington to return to the Trojans’ storied program.

Two days after USC’s regular season ended with a home loss to UCLA, Trojans athletic director Pat Haden replaced interim coach Ed Orgeron with yet another assistant coach from Pete Carroll’s championship-winning era at the school.

Orgeron, who went 6-2 after replacing Lane Kiffin, resigned Monday after failing to get the job. Haden didn’t announce who will coach the Trojans in their bowl game this month, but it could be Sarkisian, who immediately left Washington

The 39-year-old Sarkisian is a Los Angeles-area native who went 34-29 in five seasons at Washington, rebuilding a decimated program into a bowl contender.

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