USC places football coach Steve Sarkisian on leave; names interim coach
LOS ANGELES -- University of Southern California head coach Steve Sarkisian is taking an indefinite leave of absence, Athletic Direector Pat Haden announced Sunday. According to the Los Angeles Times, Sarkisian did not show up to the Trojans' practice. “I called Steve and talked to him,” Haden told reporters after the team finished its workout. “It was very clear to me that he is not healthy. I asked him to take an indefinite leave of absence.”