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USC Football Head Coach Steve Sarkisian Has Been Fired

On Sunday, USC head coach Steve Sarkisian was put on a leave of absence after allegedly "not being in his normal condition" when he showed up to work on Sunday morning. Today, athletic director Pat Haden has terminated him as Trojans head football coach.

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Haden released this statement about the move.

"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."

We'll keep you updated as more comes out about this huge story. USC faces Notre Dame on the road this Saturday.

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