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USC fires head football coach Sarkisian

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USC athletic director has fired head football coach Steve Sarkisian. The move comes one day after Haden announced that Sarkisian was taking an indefinite leave of absence from the program.

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Daily News reported that several players believed the head coach was drunk during team meetings that morning, as well as during USC's game against Arizona State on September 26.

Earlier in the year, Sarkisian appeared drunk and made inappropriate comments during a USC pep rally. The coach said that incident occurred after he accidentally drank while taking medication.

Offensive coordinator Clay Helton will serve as the team's interim coach.

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