USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron doesn’t want to stick around for the Steve Sarkisian era according to reports.
Ryan Abraham of USCFootball.com reported on Twitter the news from multiple sources.
Four different sources telling me Ed Orgeron is gone. #USC going in a different direction with Sark.
— Ryan Abraham (@insidetroy) December 2, 2013
However, Fox Sports’ Lindsey Thiry also raised the possibility of a late push to keep Orgeron around.
There are unconfirmed reports Ed Orgeron has turned in a letter of resignation, though I’m hearing USC is trying to convince him to stay.
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) December 2, 2013
In light of reports that Washington assistants Tosh Lupoi and Justin Wilcox will be joining Sarkisian in Los Angeles, there may not be room for Orgeron on the new staff.
Whether the reported letter of resignation affects Orgeron’s status as interim coach for the Trojans’ upcoming bowl game is still up in the air. There are however reports from ESPN that Clay Helton could lead USC in the final game because of Orgeron’s early departure.
Ed Orgeron “outraged” didn’t receive USC job & resigns. OC Clay Helton expected to coach bowl, source told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 2, 2013
Suffice it to say, information is fluid and facts can change on a dime. Either way, it looks like the truth in this situation will take time to shake out.