USC interviews Washington's Steve Sarkisian

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

Steve Sarkisian is 34-29 in five seasons at Washington
Steve Sarkisian is 34-29 in five seasons at Washington. (USATSI)

Note: Bruce Feldman reports that USC will hire Steve Sarkisian (Dec. 2, 2:12 p.m. ET)

With the regular season over for so many teams that means the coaching carousel will truly start spinning this week, and at the moment there is no job bigger than the Southern California job. And from the sounds of it, USC doesn't plan on leaving it vacant very long.

CBSSports.com's Bruce Feldman wrote on Sunday that he was hearing the two leading candidates for the USC job are Boise State's Chris Petersen -- who has since withdrawn his name from consideration -- and Washington's Steve Sarkisian. Feldman also reported that a previous ESPN report that Vanderbilt's James Franklin was a frontrunner for the USC job was inaccurate.

On Monday Feldman was able to confirm that Sarkisian has already interviewed with USC for the job.

USC's interest in Sarkisian really isn't much of a surprise. The school has always seemed to hire coaches with ties to the program, and before taking his current job at Washington Sarkisian spent six seasons as an assistant with the Trojans (from 2001 to 2003 and then 2005 to 2008). In that time he served as quarterbacks coach, offensive coordinator and even assistant head coach under Pete Carroll.

In his five seasons at Washington the 39-year old Sarkisian has gone 34-29 and the Huskies will be heading to their fourth bowl game under Sarkisian this year.

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