USC hires Steve Sarkisian: Players, blogs, Twitter react to the news

Steve Dykes

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

USC made their head coaching hire today, shocking (most of) the world by picking former offensive coordinator and Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian to replace Lane Kiffin and run the program.

The news was apparently good for fierce rival UCLA, who feared perhaps a bigger splash for the Trojans.

As tends to happen on the internet, the immediate reaction was one of snark.

With the contrarian stance being one of mild, cautious optimism.

SB Nation's own UW Dawg Pound wasn't exactly distraught with the decision, noting how far Sarkisian took the Huskies' program (and his inability to complete the transition to elite status).

Let's check in on SB Nation's Conquest Chronicles and...


Oh. That's not good.

What about UCLA blog Bruins Nation?


Some current Washington players were not happy with the move.

Recruiting news was mixed, with one five-star reacting less than favorably...

...while another liked the decision quite a bit.

On the Washington side, there's already been one decommitment.

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