In the past month or so, everyone has been making suggestions for potential coaches, and some (such as Petersen, Mariucci) make sense. But, one I have not heard seems the most obvious - Steve Sarkisian. The USC Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator seems ideal for the Bruin job. he's young, a top coordinator and recruiter, and has played a key role in the top college football program of the decade. He seems to fit what the Bruin program needs - youth, exhuberance, dynamism, and, most importantly, a dynamic personality. I know this guy wants to be a head coach because we was interviewed (and was a top candidate) for the Raiders' job last year.
It seems that Sarkisian would be ideal in Westwood, and help to bring back a program which has gone into the depths. I am very surprised that Sarkisian's name has never come up.
What this program needs is a major shot in the arm - a new coach who brings excitement, and someone who is capable of turning this ship around. Thirty one years ago, Terry Donahue was picked from fairly similar circumstances, and despite some lackings, went on to become the winningest coach in Pac 10 history. Bringing in the right many requires vision and risk, and Sarkisian seems to be the perfect fit. Any comments from the Bruin faithful?