The USC Trojans were said to be interested in Texas A&M Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin, so after it was announced on Saturday that Sumlin was signing a contract extension in College Station the Trojans were forced to begin looking elsewhere.
Naturally, the team appears to have turned their attention to Washington Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian and they have already interviewed him for the coaching vacancy.
From Brett McMurphy of ESPN:
Washington’s Steve Sarkisian interviewed w/USC about Trojans’ opening, source told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 2, 2013
Sarkisian would be a natural fit for USC, considering his familiarity with the university and program.
When he started his college career as a baseball player, Sarkisian walked on at USC before transferring from the school. Eventually, Sarkisian made his way back to the school and was a big part of Pete Carroll’s coaching staff.
Sarkisian spent time at USC as the team’s assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, so the team and their fans would have to be happy to bring him back on board.
Whether or not Sarkisian ends up coaching the Trojans next season remains to be seen, but it looks like there is certainly some mutual interest.