Steve Sarkisian

UCLA head coach Jim Mora instructs his team in warm ups before an NCAA college football game against Texas, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Sad state of affairs for UCLA and USC football

For a season that started so hopefully for fans of the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans—at the turn to November it’s not looking so great. USC is 5-3 thanks to losses to Boston College, Arizona […]

10/27/2014

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian watches his players train during NCAA college football practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

After wild week, Sark eager for USC to host Fresno

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Steve Sarkisian was a newcomer to Southern California, he might have been astounded this week when his head coaching debut with the Trojans was overshadowed by one player’s bizarre lies […]

08/29/2014

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013, file photo, Southern California cornerback Anthony Brown shakes hands with a Notre Dame player following an NCAA football game in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

USC backup RB quits, coach refutes racism claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Running back Anthony Brown has quit Southern California’s football team, and coach Steve Sarkisian was stunned Thursday by Brown’s apparent accusations of racism against him on social media. A photo of […]

08/28/2014

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian watches his players train during NCAA college football practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

USC coach accepts some blame in Shaw situation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian believes he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw’s fictitious story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Sarkisian […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013, file photo, Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler, left, and Josh Shaw watch a news conference for USC's new football coach Steve Sarkisian in Los Angeles. Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. Shaw has been suspended indefinitely from all of the Trojans' team activities after acknowledging his heroic tale was "a complete fabrication," the school announced in a statement Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Michael Owen Baker, File)

USC coach says Josh Shaw could return

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw’s bogus story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Sarkisian […]

08/28/2014

This undated photo provided by the University of Southern California sports information office shows defensive back Josh Shaw. (AP Photo/University of Southern California)

Sarkisian: USC looking into Shaw’s heroic story

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw’s story that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew […]

08/26/2014

UCLA head coach Jim Mora cheers his team on during warmups prior to an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

UCLA inks Mora to extension, fends off Washington

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA agreed to a six-year extension with football coach Jim Mora on Tuesday night, putting him under contract through 2019. The Bruins moved swiftly to fend off any potential advances from […]

12/04/2013

Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian during an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Coach Steve Sarkisian takes over at USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Sarkisian is the new head coach at Southern California, leaving Washington to return to the Trojans. USC announced Sarkisian’s hiring Monday, replacing interim coach Ed Orgeron with yet another assistant […]

12/02/2013

Extra motivation

Washington is at LSU on Saturday;taking on the 3rd ranked Tigers.  So to fire his team up, Washington coach Steve Sarkisian had a live Tiger brought in before practice.  The tabby was in a cage. […]

09/06/2012

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