Sarkisian's not stopping presses, but USC obviously couldn't do any better. They tried. They got stoned. This is who they are now.— Jim Rome (@jimrome) December 2, 2013
Remember that part of the advantage that Southern Cal gained by firing Kiffen so early in the season was that Pat Haden had a couple of extra months to work the backchannels, feeling out which coaches would be interested in taking over at SC. In reality, Sark is a guy that Haden did not need more than a few minutes to identify and convince to come back to LA. Jim Rome certainly knows this, and realizes that for all the bluster and ego inherent in the typical trogan supporter, the SC job just isn't that big a deal.