Sarkisian Terminated as USC Football Coach

- The University of Southern California has fired head football coach Steve Sarkisian.

Sarkisian was indefinitely suspended Sunday after being in "in no condition to work," according to athletic director Pat Haden.

Haden released the following statement Monday:

"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 immediately. 

"I want to thank Clay Helton for stepping into the interim head coach role, and I want to add how proud I am of our coaching staff and players and the way they are responding to this difficult situation. 

"Through all of this we remain concerned for Steve and hope that it will give him the opportunity to focus on his personal well being."

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