USC hires Steve Sarkisian as football coach #USCFootball

USC hired Steve Sarkisian, 39,  as its permanent head football coach, according to The Los Angeles Times.  Sarkisian played quarterback at West Torrance High, El Camino College and BYU.

Sarkisian is a former USC assistant who currently holds down the job as head coach at Washington, as he has for the last five seasons.  He interviewed with USC Athletic Director Pat Haden on Sunday, The Times is reporting.

Sarkisian, who is 34-29 at Washington, including 8-4 this season, replaces interim Coach O.  Ogeron guided USC to a 6-2 record this season, and is credited with re-igniting Trojan Pride, albeit at a painful loss to UCLA last weekend.

Sarkisian was an assistant on Pete Carroll’s USC staff from 2001 to 2003 and from 2005 to 2008.