Steve Sarkisian Gets Endorsement

sarkUSC’s coaching search is in its infancy but today ESPN’s Paul Finebaum told ESPN analyst Brock Huard that Washington coach Steve Sarkisian is the Trojans’ top target. That was convenient since Huard lives in Seattle, played at Washington and hosts a radio show.

My question is what exactly has Sarkisian accomplished to merit the USC job? Several 7-6 seasons? A victory over Boise State this year? I have no doubts Sarkisian would take the USC job but as I’ve already said, aim high and then settle for someone if you are conducting USC’s coaching search.

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  • rusoviet

    Sarkisian? Well he hired and then fired Nick Holt that and he passed on the Raider job which Kiffin took and aside from an inability to win big games or win on a consistent basis yeah I’d say yeah he’s a great candidate.

    • Joe Blow

      You watching Western K tonight? No wonder he fired Holt. Ah, Sark also helped in a huge way to raise money for a new stadium. He also is great with the donors (which I’m sure you won’t understand). Anyway, who cares? SC will get who they get.

      • rusoviet

        No blame per West KY on Patrino only Holt huh? Look I’m not saying Sark isn’t a quality coach or fundraiser he just isn’t what this program needs – someone that understands, as J Robinson made note in yesterday’s Times, of what it takes to be the HC at USC

      • Goatboy Kiffin

        great job Sark … shame you cannot coach. That cheap version of the Oregon O is painful to watch. Looks like his O at USC when he tried to copy Chow Painful to watch.

        • Joe Blow

          Why don’t YOU apply? Scott would love to have another #$$hole for a coach and you fit the bill.

  • marvgoux1

    What has Sarkisian done? He has done a credible rebuilding job. He inherited a total mess at UW after Barbara Hedges surrendered to the NCAA just like Pat Haden, ran off a championship coaching staff, gutted their Husky Hunter recruiting program and gave the program to the incompetent Jim Lambright and then Neuweasel. Ty Willingham succeeded Neuweasel and led the Huskies to their worst season in the history of the program, 0-12. So basically Sarkisian inherited a program in 2009 that had no players, no recruiting pipeline and no hope of seriously competing with USC and Oregon. Now they have grit and are a few recruits away from becoming significant again after 20 years, like the early Don James teams in the mid 1970s.

    • rusoviet

      Ok so you’re ‘on’ for Sark – let’s see how he does for the balance of 2013 esp. this Saturday against AZ St. – this is his 5th year and by any measurement that’s enough time to be on top of the pack – once again a ‘no go’ against OR and Stanford this year and I wonder if they’ll beat UCLA, OR St. or WA St. – if he has any chance of impressing Haden he’d better sweep the board.

      As incompetent as Kiffin is I always admired his willingness to work for Davis – something Sarkisian was offered first and declined.

      • Cheap seats

        And that willingness lasted less than a few weeks into the first season.

        I’m not big on Sark either for the SC job. I have a feeling Haden will NOT hire an “Xs and Os” type this time around, especially if coach O has success.

    • Goatboy Kiffin

      OK Sark family member.
      Sark is Kiffin but fatter

  • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

    I really hope he’s not the top target.

    • Goatboy Kiffin

      he is not , just some nobody or Herbstreit trying to promote his buddy. Sarkisian or SUCK as good USC fans call him … is a loser. Barely handle the job he has now.

  • MISTERUSC

    Go big or go home. What has he done at Washington? His record speaks for itself. This is USC, We need to think HUGE. Don’t settle for just anyone Pat, this is your time to cement your legacy as well. And please don’t tell me that money is an issue. Again this is USC.

    • Stu Azole

      Like Kiffin HUGE? OR even bigger, maybe like Lovie Smith? HAHA!

  • john wolcott

    To steal Sark from Washington after stealing Kiffin from Tennessee is not the answer…

    SC-SUCLA

  • john wolcott

    Oops, hit the wrong button, I guess–

    As I was attempting to say (er,write), SC-SUCLA is a neighborhood battle, and outside of L.A. it does not resonate much.

    SC-ND on the other hand catches the nation’s fancy, and is on national t.v. Whereas, SUCLA-Stanford is not national.

    That said, as for this L.A. guy, ND and SUCLA are like steak and cake– I love both games, but they are different.

  • steveg

    Possibly one of the biggest support killers. Bring in Sark and Haden might as well clean out his desk, the money is going to dry up real fast. You want support for the football program to continue, make the big boys happy, bring in a known winner. Real simple.

  • steveg

    Scott, it’s aim high and then aim higher, don’t ever “settle”.

  • RIP Lane Kiffin

    And what if Coach O beats Notre Dame, Stanford & UCLA ?

  • Hey SUC’s

    Beggars can’t be choosers.

    • 1ThaiMexCleansMyToilets1

      Ugh you again SUCLA? Nobody would know begging like you, attention whore! You were probably that kid who got stuffed in lockers. And now you’re getting back at us for doing it. So brave of you to get us behind your firewall, tough guy. Got CLAP bRuin?

      • Stu Azole

        I love how hard you’re sticking to the “Got CLAP”. Good for you, little trojie!

        • 1ThaiMexCleansMyToilets1

          I love how you’ve got nothing better to do than ridicule us. Speaks volumes about your career success, little guttie. If you only applied as much of your time to your career, you might be managing the McDonalds I get coffee from on my way to work. So brave of you to throw stones behind your firewall. Typical bRuin with CLAP. Go somewhere to communicate where you are wanted. U-G-LLLLLLL-Y. Yep, Got CLAP, bRuin!

          • Hey SUC’s

            Hey Toilet Bowl. You, and I mean just you, deserve every bit of ridicule that is directed at you. Thou art an abscessed Boil.

          • Trojan Hoarse

            Then SUC out the pus, you puss,,,,,,,,,see what I did?…..

          • Hey SUC’s

            ……n……o…….

          • 1ThaiMexCleansMyToilets1

            Got JOB SUCLA? I know you’ve got CLAP bRuin.

          • Trojan Hoarse

            Gee… don’t I get some of your daily ridicule?…….making the morning rounds hating on this blog, I see…..

          • Hey SUC’s

            ….Y…..o….u…..s…..e…..e……….?

          • 1ThaiMexCleansMyToilets1

            SUCLA, you tough little guttie behind the sanctuary of your computer….I am so hurt by your insensivity. Your boil comment was cruel and mean and I shall not recover. Now keep spewing hatred and reinforce our belief that you are a scared, insecure and unemployed child with nothing better to do than pop zits on backsides. Got CLAP bRuin?

      • Hey SUC’s

        Toilet Bowl you sound like a 5 foot squirt with acute personal problems. You’re so short you have hop on and off the throne. People laugh at you all the time, and refer to you as cantstandyou. Last but not least, you’re the 47th rated RE in Fontana.

        • Trojan Hoarse

          You’re like the Don Rickles of his blog….. NOT!

          • Hey SUC’s

            ……yawn……

        • 1ThaiMexCleansMyToilets1

          SUCLA, you cruel, nasty, meaney. You are so right about me. I wish I could be like you — unemployed and under 30 —- with tons of time to prove my envy by posting on the better program’s board. You are so cool and brave with your guttie-ness behind the safety of your firewall. Next time my secretary brings me coffee, I’ll say, “thanks SUCLA” in your honor. Got CLAP bRuins?

  • Arturo

    Sarkisian to SC and Mora to UW?

    • gotroy22

      Charley Bucket will be crying if that happens!

  • Independent_George

    Finebaum has even less access to USC sources as you do Wolf.

    You know who told Fienbaum this? Probbaly Sark’s agent.

  • Goatboy Kiffin

    Steve Suckisian HC at USC hahahahahahha. That fat fraud is Kiffin with a dumb smile. If the self-promoting dummy ( with help from Herbsteet ) doesn’t beat ASU this week. His record will be below .500 vs D1 competition … after 5 year ! ya some rebuilding job , how long does it take at Washington.
    Suckisian had better worry about his own job … not whether he can sucker Udub into paying him more.
    Btw, great game vs Oregon 600 yds given up and lose by 3 tds at home … Yep, USC fans want more of Steve Suckisian

  • CardinalnGold

    Paul Finebaum is an Alabama homer who doesn’t even watch college FB played in the pacfic time zone. I highly doubt that that he is in the know about the Trojans “top target”. He probably still has more information on the situation that Wolfie though, but that’s not saying much.

  • Fred Sampson

    Other then being from Southern California Steve Sarkisian has no reason to take the USC Job, He’s building a program that has lots of momentum, and he is under a lot less pressure to win at UW. He can average 9 to 10 wins a year up there and maybe go to a BCS Bowl every now and then and have a job for life.

    • Goatboy Kiffin

      Snark is about to lose 3 straight … he will lose 2 or 3 more this year. he is a .500 coach , how much momentum is he building ???
      Guy is a loser , keep him away from USC. We saw enough the 1st time.

  • B.Miller

    Wolf, you know this story came out last week?

    Not that I don’t agree with your question about him.. We all know you question every Coaches name that comes up expect James Franklin who you seem to have a hard on for as much as Lame Kiffin!