Where Alabama and Atlanta were losers in their respective title games, Steve Sarkisian was a winner.
The biggest revelation from the coach's lawsuit was how he and USC acted, at every step in his downfall, exactly the way football taught them to.
The people who supposedly understood USC the best are most responsible for its failures. In the wake of the saddest incident yet, it's time to look outside the program.
Society often punishes people for mental health and substance abuse issues, but USC's decision to not terminate Steve Sarkisian shows there's a better way.
Steve Sarkisian showed up to practice today "in no condition to work" and is now taking a leave of absence from USC.
USC football dominated the aughts, which makes the privileged Trojans' ongoing stumbles—including a weekend loss to Stanford—all the more inexplicable.
Once again, USC could be over-ranked. That has more to do with history than anything on the field.
USC Athletic Director jogs on the field to dispute a call.