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Team: USC Trojans
Age / DOB:  (40) / 3/8/1974

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USC will offer four-year scholarships for football, men's basketball and women's basketball instead of the current one-year renewable model.
Thus immediately offers more security for student-athletes that participate in these three revenue generating sports. In taking this action, USC hopes to help lead the effort to refocus on student-athlete welfare on and off the field," AD Pat Haden said. We aren't certain of the details, specifically the process if either side wants to get out of their end of the deal, but those should be available soon. Northwestern, Ohio State, Auburn, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida and Nebraska have also implemented this new model. Tue, Jun 24, 2014 10:35:00 AM
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USC's NCAA sanctions, which were handed down in June of 2010, will end on Tuesday.

"Scholarship reductions combined with injuries, transfers and attrition left USC's football team with 44 available scholarship players for last season's Las Vegas Bowl," the LA Times' Gary Klein writes. "That's 41 fewer than the NCAA maximum." The Trojans will now be able to sign maximum sized recruiting classes (25).
Source: LA Times
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 10:57:00 AM

Washington's Steve Sarkisian has been hired as USC's next head coach, according to ESPN's Joe Schad.

Washington has finished 7-6 the last three seasons and just closed the season at 8-4. Sarkisian obviously has USC ties, where he started as the quarterbacks coach in 2001 and 2005 and offensive coordinator in 2007. This hire will obviously draw mixed reaction from Trojan supporters. USC will likely do everything they can to hold on to interim head coach Ed Orgeron in an assistant role. Sarkisian led Washington to a 34-29 record with one bowl win.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 02:09:00 PM

Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian interviewed with USC for the same position, according to Brett McMurphy of ESPN.

Sarkisian was not mentioned among Joe Shad's top candidates for the USC opening, but the Huskies' head coach obviously has ties to the Trojans. He hasn't helped Washington take the next step, but it wouldn't surprise anyone if Sarkisian is ultimately offered the job. Vanderbilt's James Franklin might be the leading candidate at the moment.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:31:00 AM