Here is a statement from USC:
Ed Orgeron, who served as USCs interim head coach the past 8 games of the 2013 season, said he is leaving USC to pursue head coaching opportunities.
“I am grateful to the University of Southern California for the great time I had here, said Orgeron. “I’m especially grateful for the players on this years team, the coaching staff and the Trojan Family for the way they all fought through adversity and became one.
“I’m also thankful for all the Trojan players and family members who have become close personal friends during my 11 years at USC. I am especially proud of this years team and coaching staff, who had to start a new season and then bonded, played together as a family and competed like Trojans. I’ll forever be grateful to the University of Southern California. Fight On!”
Said Haden: “Ed is one of the greatest Trojans ever and we thank him for all he has done for the program. He and I had a very open and frank discussion. He understandably was disappointed when I told him we were going in a different direction. We talked about the possibility of him remaining at USC, but Ed wants to be a head coach and I am supportive of that. I told him I will do whatever I can to help him in that pursuit.”