The USC Trojans have picked their new head coach and they chose former USC assistant and current Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian. Ed Orgeron, who had been filling in as interim head coach after Lane Kiffin and led the team to a 6-2 record, wasn’t chosen despite lobbying for the job and receiving support from his players.
“I want to be the head coach at USC,” Orgeron said in November, via ESPN. “I love being a head coach. I think that it’s something I’m able to do, and do well. And I want to be the head coach at USC when I get the chance. I think I can perform on a very high basis to do what the Trojan family wants me to do.”
Orgeron is reportedly outraged and apparently wants to leave USC despite reports that he was offered more money to stay as assistant head coach.
Ed Orgeron “outraged” didn’t receive USC job & resigns. OC Clay Helton expected to coach bowl, source told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 2, 2013
He wants to get away from USC so badly that he is looking to head to the east coast and has reportedly applied for the Florida Atlantic job.
From Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News:
A source tells me Ed Orgeron has applied for the Florida Atlantic job #USC
— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) December 2, 2013
Topics: USC Trojans