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USC hires new football coach

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 11:13 a.m. CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Sarkisian was hired as the coach at Southern California on Monday, leaving Washington to return to the Trojans’ storied football program for a run at national titles.

The 39-year-old Sarkisian is a Los Angeles-area native who went 34-29 in five seasons at Washington, rebuilding a decimated program into a bowl contender.

Sarkisian will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday.

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