Sarkisian Apologizes


Here are USC head coach Steve Sarkisian and athletic director Pat Haden on Saturday night's Salute to Troy event:

Sarkisian: "I sincerely apologize to my players and staff and to our fans for my behavior and my inappropriate language at our kickoff event Saturday night.  I have a responsibility to all of them and I let them down.  Pat Haden talked to me after the event about my actions and I assured him this will not happen again."

Haden: "I met with Coach Sarkisian and I expressed my disappointment in the way he represented himself and the University at our Salute To Troy event.  While the details of our conversation will remain between us, I am confident he heard my message loud and clear."


Let's remember the role we play as adults. Apology was very important

Well thats 1 nail in the coffin, It should be the final one for Pat Haden though. His inability to deal with anything, late night bus station firing, cowering to the NCAA, screwing over Coach O, inability to hire a national championship or even conference championship Head Coach. Yeah Sark is apparently a drunken idiot, but whats Hadens excuse?

Why do we pretend these things accidents rather than signs that a man is not fit for a prominent coaching position at a major university? Sorry for showing up drunk in public and cursing in front of families at a social event? I'm sure in his spare time he's reading the Bible, unlike he acts in public. These ADs are ridiculous.

It's ok Steve, you just gotta watch it in formal events. Appreciate the enthusiasm! Fight On!

This is beyond embarrassing. How do you hold a group of young men to such a high standard if you can't do it yourself?

I hope it's not a slow news week, because the piling on from ND, Arizona St. and Oregon has already started.

USC Alumni here - With Steve Sarkisian's behavior I recommend Terminate him!

There is no reason or excuse. This is uncalled for. Sure he is sorry. But no excuse. He is not that great of a coach anyway. USC always looses to UCLA. Not to mention his behavior, his words. Really? I mean if you are a freshman or sophomore and had too much to drink. But he is in an executive position. I would NEVER sponsor or give money to this institution so long as USC allows someone in his capacity to behave this way. And so long as USC does not terminate him, they allow it. If he continues as Head Coach, I no longer will affiliate myself with such a poorly managed institution such as USC.

not good coachs are held to hire standards he should be let go if that was a corporate meeting he would be fired. usc pat Hadden is a class act but this should not be tolerated. when players do something they are responsible for their actions so should there leaders if it was ass coach he be fired

What were you thinking? Do you have a drinking problem. You don't have to be drunk to be a bad actor, but abusing alcohol in a public setting is troublesome. If you are an alcoholic please step up and confront the problem. I think everyone wants you to be whole.

By the way - why is alcohol being served in the first place?

The USC PR department is a total disaster. They hardly lift a finger when it comes to the NCAA railroad job, yet by releasing this statement when no national news outlet had written anything about it they actually created a huge negative national news story about themselves. Unbelievable.

I'm not condoning what Sark did, but USC amazingly made the issue bigger than it ever had to be.

Pat Haden needs to stop telling himself how great he is and deal with the reality of the situation - he is a sub-par AD running a sub-par Athletic Department.

What is the big surprise about Steve Sarkisian? He is just acting like all of their drunken, disorderly, foul mouthed, profanity spewing fans when you go to the games. They are the worst fans in all the PAC XII and college football. I think he is the perfect representative for all of USC football.

Shame on the coach. What a horrible position to put the AD in. This is the kind of embarrassment the Trojans wanted to avoid when the passed on Coach O. Is he available?

you've obviously never been to a WVU game.

I think Coach O is alive and well coaching at LSU.

Just want to say thanks for censoring me and my comments , COMPLETELY. THAT SEEMS TO BE THE TROJAN WAY THESE DAYS. Sweep it under the rug. The elephant is taking a big dump in the living room!!!!! Oh yeah, just push the crap under the couch where no one will see it. But the smell......what smell. That's the Plastic fake roses........

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