LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Sarkisian was hired as the coach at Southern California on Monday, leaving the University of Washington to return to the Trojans’ storied football program for another run at national titles.
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.
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. He is the permanent replacement for Lane Kiffin, his former co-offensive coordinator at USC under Carroll.
• UNDATED (AP) — The Big Ten Conference issued a public reprimand of Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini and fined the university $10,000 for Pelini’s comments about the officiating in a loss to Iowa last week.
University spokeswoman Chris Anderson said the money will come out of Pelini’s compensation.