USC Football Problems Could Spell End For Athletic Director
USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian is taking a leave of absence. This is the second head-coaching issue since AD Pat Haden took over.By Carter Woodiel | October 12, 2015
USC's head football coach is taking a leave of absence from the team, but he might not be the only one whose job is in jeopardy.
According to reports, head coach Steve Sarkisian arrived for practice Sunday visibly intoxicated, prompting concern from school athletic director Pat Haden, who asked Sarkisian to step away from the team. (Video via "The Dan Patrick Show")
Sunday's reported incident comes about three weeks after Sarkisian apologized for being intoxicated at a school-sponsored event for boosters. Reports also say he may have been drunk during USC's recent game against Arizona State. There are suggestions Sarkisian's potential alcohol abuse could stem from stress not just on the field but also in his personal life.