He might be, but it's too soon to tell.
To meet expectations at SC, you have to win and you have to be congenial in doing so. It's a holdover from the Pete Caroll era. You also have to be able to recruit very well and it seems like Sarkisian can do that.
Part of the difficulty being a coach at SC is that so many of the yahoo fans annually overestimate how talented the team is. This year's team had some obvious weaknesses. For starters, they had a pretty mediocre offensive line. Starting three freshmen doesn't mean you have three superstar freshman, it means you don't have much depth.
Outside of Leonard Williams, the defensive line was only pretty good. I don't think the linebackers or the DBs - outside of Craavens - were anything special. They got very good play at quarterback and wide receiver and running back.
Nobody raves about the talent at UCLA around here but it was clear UCLA had a much more talented team when the two of them played. And everybody acts astonished when SC doesn't handle them.
Nonetheless, if Sarkisian can recruit as well as Pete Carroll did I think he'll be successful..............Luca
at Universities, apparently at the USC FB coaches offices at least, do most other
FB coaches at most of the other Universities in the nation do this also?
Or any University athletic team coach for that matter? You would think there would
be a University policy on it in some manner.
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There are also reports he was lit on the sidelines of the Arizona State game.
It appears the guy is in a bad way with alcohol. I feel for him, but the bottom line is he simply has to stop drinking (simple probably not the right concept). It can be done, I've been dry going on eight months and am really enjoying football season now that I can recall the games.