|Sarkisian plans immediate title contention at USC|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 03 December 2013 12:53|
USC introduced Sarkisian on Tuesday as the replacement for Lane Kiffin and interim coach Ed Orgeron, who led the Trojans to a 9-4 regular season.
Sarkisian had three stints at USC as an assistant coach under Pete Carroll. Sarkisian says he's better prepared to take over a program of USC's profile after the last five seasons at Washington, where he turned the moribund Huskies into a perennial bowl team.
Offensive coordinator Clay Helton will coach the Trojans in their bowl game next month, and Sarkisian plans to focus on recruiting and hiring a staff.
Sarkisian says he knows emotions are running high with his new players. Many Trojans strongly supported Orgeron.