USC football: Ed Orgeron resigns after Sarkisian hired

Ed Orgeron is 'outraged' he didn't get the USC job

12/2/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

You know that friend that slams the X-Box controller down and turns off the console before the game is even over? Well, that’s Ed Orgeron—the rage-quitter. Blog Photo - USC football: Ed Orgeron resigns after Sarkisian hired

USC athletic director Pat Haden hired Washington coach Steve Sarkisian earlier today instead of removing Orgeron’s interim tag, and the Hulk did not take it very lightly.

According to attorney and USC graduate Heather Brittany, Orgeron turned down an offer to stay with the Trojans as the assistant head coach with a pay raise.

In fact, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy says that the 52-year-old Orgeron was “outraged” he wasn’t offered the position and turned in his resignation.

Widely considered as one of the top recruiters in the country, Orgeron won’t be out of a job for long. He’ll have plenty of opportunities with smaller programs in need of a passionate, fiery coach with the ability to help create a quick turnaround.

But man, I wouldn’t want to be in his path right now. This is the only thing that comes to mind when thinking of his reaction to the Sarkisian hire:




Here are a handful of potential landing spots for Orgeron from a piece I wrote nine days ago. You can add Wake Forest to that list, as the Demon Deacons have fired Jim Grobe.

Trojans offensive coordinator Clay Helton is expected to coach the bowl game.


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