USC Football: Who Should Replace Lane Kiffin? Breaking Down the Odds On Favorites

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Aug 31, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian during team warmups prior to the game against the Boise State Broncos at Husky Stadium. Washington defeated Boise State 38-6. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

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Sarkisian was frequently mentioned as an option for USC when they were looking to replace Pete Carroll. Now he’s had five years at Washington and his seat is certainly not the coolest in the conference. He played baseball briefly at USC and was the Trojan’s offensive coordinator under Carroll in 2007 and 2008.

Why he’d work: He’s familiar with the recruiting landscape around USC and

Why he wouldn’t work: He’s never finished with a record better than 7-6 as head coach of the Huskies.

What he’s saying: “I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity I have to be the head football coach at the University of Washington. It’s an awesome place to be. I have never once, and I will never, comment on hypothetical scenarios.”