(LOS ANGELES) — USC has hired Steve Sarkisian of Washington as their next head coach, according to ESPN. He will take over for Lane Kiffin, who was fired on Sept. 28.
The 39-year-old Sarkisian previously served as an assistant for the Trojans under head coach Pete Carroll from 2001 to 2003 and 2005 to 2008. During his seven-year tenure, USC went 74-15.
Sarkisian has been the head coach at Washington for the past five seasons, where he has compiled a record of 34-29, including 24-21 in the Pac-12.
The Trojans have been led by interim coach Ed Orgeron since Kiffin was dismissed. Orgeron resigned on Monday after he was passed over for the full-time position.
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