Washington coach Steve Sarkisian was one of the first names mentioned as a possible candidate to replace Lane Kiffin, and on Monday CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman confirmed USC's plans to hire Sarkisian as its next head football coach.
When news breaks, Twitter reacts.
Sark might not be HR on paper, but was there HR? Save maybe Sumlin/Petersen, all candidates had levels of risk http://t.co/kA24FuqFz4— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerCBS) December 2, 2013
BOLD PROCLAMATION NOBODY WILL REMEMBER: Sarkisian will win a Pac-12 title at USC before Helfrich does at Oregon.— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) December 2, 2013
Steve Sarkisian is a little underwhelming as USC's hire, but Pete Carroll was a fifth choice once. This can certainly work— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) December 2, 2013
Two current USC players previously recruited by Sarkisian telling me they're happy with the hire. One saying "I'm excited as hell".— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) December 2, 2013
USC: forever determined to get the band back together.— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) December 2, 2013
I think it's smart of USC to hire a coach who can actually beat Washington State.— sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) December 2, 2013
Did USC at least get Sark at 30% off because it's Cyber Monday?— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) December 2, 2013
USC fired its coach. Then whiffed on 'big names' Erickson and Belloti. They 'settled' on an NFL coach w a 33-31 record. Pete Carroll. 2000.— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) December 2, 2013