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USC hires Steve Sarkisian to replace Lane Kiffin (and Ed Orgeron)

Sarkisian has strong coaching ties to USC and knows the west coast recruiting scene as well as anyone in the country. So why are so many people dumbfounded by the hiring?

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Justin Wilcox reportedly taking USC DC job

Wilcox will join former boss Steve Sarkisian in Los Angeles.

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Sarkisian says he wants to bring Orgeron back

Orgeron may be holding out for a head coaching job, however.

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USC reportedly wants to retain Helton as OC

The Trojans ranked tenth in the Pac-12 this season in scoring offense even amid coaching turmoil.

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Sark likely to get USC back on track

The new Trojans coach knows Los Angeles and has already shown a commitment to building a good coaching staff. But it won't be easy ... the Pac-12 is tougher than it was during Pete Carroll's reign.

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USC players upset, other fans giddy over Sark

USC's hiring of Washington's Steve Sarkisian as its new head football coach seems to have had the exact opposite effect of the effect hirings are supposed to have.

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Orgeron resigns from USC

Orgeron was reportedly not happy to be passed over for Steve Sarkisian.

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Sarkisian to USC: The Internet reacts

The immediate reaction to Sarkisian's hire wasn't exactly enthusiastic ... well, except from the UCLA side.

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Sarkisian leaving UW for USC

The former Trojan coordinator will reportedly return to LA and take over the program.

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Chris Petersen will not be your coach

The Boise State coach rejects a lot of offers, and we just want to help him do that efficiently.

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Boise's Petersen pulls out of USC coaching search

Could that mean USC's next head coach is James Franklin?

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Sarkisian denies report he interviewed with USC

Is a 34-29 career record a big enough splash for the Trojans?

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Frontrunners emerge for USC coaching job

It seems the Trojans could name their next head coach within the week.

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Kiffin backs Orgeron for USC head coach

Coach O isn't the frontrunner for the USC job, but Kiffin thinks he should be.

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Orgeron not ruled out of USC coaching search

USC athletic director Pat Haden says Orgeron is a candidate for the Trojans' head coaching position.

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Orgeron, Del Rio react to interview report

USC's current head coach and their possible future one talk about the latter's reported interview.

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USC interviews Del Rio, according to report

The Trojans have reportedly interviewed the former USC All-American and NFL head coach.

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USC reportedly willing to pay $6M

The Trojans aren't shy about handing over large sums of money to their head coach.

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Report: Sumlin 'top choice' for USC job

The Trojans could try and steal the star coach away from Texas A&M.

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Lovie Smith denies USC report

It looks like the Trojans are leaning toward going with a former NFL coach.

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No Gruden contact yet by USC

Like almost every other opening at a major school, Jon Gruden appears to be a target for USC.

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No, USC didn't interview Lovie Smith

The Trojans will likely find their next head coach elsewhere.

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Del Rio, Dungy contacts were hoaxes

People posing as USC representatives reached out to two potential coaching candidates, per the school. USC says the job has not been offered to anybody.

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Kelly doesn't plan on leaving Philly for USC

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has no plans to leave Philadelphia.

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UW coach Sarkisian: "I have great respect for USC"

The Washington head coach says he has "great respect for USC", but maintains his focus is with the Huskies.

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Kelly, Shaw bluntly deny USC interest

The job as Trojans head coach isn't for everyone.

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Sumlin, Riley address USC job speculation

Sumlin and Riley both took questions about the USC job Tuesday, but both denied having any interest.

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Franklin refuses to comment on USC

The Commodores head coach faced questions about the Trojan vacancy during his weekly press conference.

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Recruiting news roundup: USC, Georgia make gains

USC fires Lane Kiffin, while Georgia and Ohio State secure big wins at home in front of top recruits.

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Vegas labels Del Rio favorite for USC

The former Jaguars' head man and Trojan All-American linebacker could be in line for the coveted job.

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Why's it hard to win at USC?

USC is regarded as one of the best and most coveted coaching spots in college football. But if that's the case, why have so many coaches struggled to win consistently there?

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Best Kiffin replacement candidates?

Lane Kiffin is officially out as USC's head football coach, so Dan Rubenstein reviews the list of potential replacement options for the Trojans.

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Snoop Dogg's son expected Kiffin firing

Cordell Broadus speaks out after hearing news of Lane Kiffin's dismissal.

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Kiffin fired: Who's next for USC?

One of the top coaching spots in all of football is open. Who might get it?

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Lane Kiffin fired

The hottest seat in college football is hot no more. More: 11 potential USC candidates.

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Jeff Fisher, Bobby Petrino possible USC targets

The rumors surrounding the USC job are already swirling, with Fisher and Petrino the latest to be mentioned in connection with the Trojans.

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Fitzgerald: The hottest 2013 name?

With Mack Brown and Lane Kiffin on the hot seat, expect Pat Fitzgerald's name to remain a source of chatter all year.

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Would you rather coach Texas or USC?

SB Nation talked to current college football coaches about two of the sport's biggest jobs, both of which could be available by the end of the season.

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