Former USC head coach Steve Sarkisian is putting out feelers to NFL teams and expressing interest in a coaching job, sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Sarkisian is interested in becoming a quarterbacks coach or an offensive coordinator at the pro level.
Sarkisian lost his job at USC in October amidst allegations that he had a problem with alcohol. Sarkisian’s assistants reportedly believed he was drunk during a contest against Arizona State and, after he was placed on a leave of absence, he reportedly tried to show up to a pre-practice meeting while intoxicated. Sarkisian has since filed a $30MM wrongful termination lawsuit against the school.
Sarkisian, 42 in March, played quarterback at BYU and later had a short career as a QB for the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders. After that, he returned to his first school, El Camino Community College, and served as their quarterbacks coach. Eventually, Sarkisian found himself in the same role at USC and later spent a year on the Raiders’ coaching staff. Sarkisian became the head coach at Washington in 2009 and, in 2014, he came back to USC to man the sidelines. Unfortunately, that homecoming was short lived.
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