Originally Posted by Stemp
Word is USC has hired Sarkasian from Washington
Yep that's what I've heard as well. Word is Petersen turned down the job despite some mutual interest (which texian alluded to earlier ITT) and USC turned to James Franklin (Vanderbilt). They told him he had to keep Ed Orgeron on the staff so he said no thanks. Sarkisian agreed to retain Orgeron so he got the job.
Just rumors I've heard so far, no links. Take it with a grain of salt.
EDIT: Apparently Sark isn't keeping Orgeron on staff and hiring him was a desperate move by USC to get someone in with USC ties after all of their top options turned them down.
Who knows what to believe...