Stellar showing by Sarkisian at media days 

July, 23, 2014
USC Trojans first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian met the national media Wednesday in the Paramount Theatre Lobby of Hollywood’s Paramount Studios, and on Day 1 of Pac-12 media days, he gave an upbeat and optimistic assessment of his 2014 team.

“I really like this football team,” said Sarkisian, whose Trojans were the media’s preseason pick for second in the Pac-12’s South Division behind favorite UCLA.

Some of Sarkisian’s excitement stems from the fact that his predecessor and good friend, current Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, didn’t exactly leave the cupboard empty when he was unceremoniously fired by USC athletic director Pat Haden after last season’s Arizona State debacle.