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USC Fires Head Coach Steve Sarkisian

USC announced on Monday, October 12, that it has fired head coach Steve Sarkisian. This move comes one day after athletic director Pat Haden placed Sarkisian on an indefinite leave of absence. The sports outlet SB Nation is reporting that a source close to Sarkisian says he has checked himself into a residential treatment facility. USC announced the firing of Sarkisian on its athletic website under the heading “Sarkisian Terminated As USC Football Coach.” “After careful consideration of what is in the best interest of the university and our student-athletes, I have made the decision to terminate Steve Sarkisian, effective