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Published: Monday, Dec. 2 2013 1:30 p.m. MST

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BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

Good luck to Sark, unless he is playing a school from Utah.
I wonder who Washington will hire?
Merry Christmas

TheSportsAuthority
Arlington, VA

Congratulations to former BYU QB Steve Sarkisian on his promotion to the most coveted head coaching job in the PAC 12!

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

I am in the Seattle area. No rumors floating around here (yet).
I wish Steve well.

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

Congratulations Sark!

It pretty amazing that 25% of the head coaches in a conference that didn't want to be associated with BYU are alums of BYU.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Interesting news in our Pac-12. I really thought USC would stay with their interim coach...he certainly elevated the Trojans while he was there. If true, good luck to Sarkisian.

BlueCoug
"It pretty amazing that 25% of the head coaches in a conference that didn't want to be associated with BYU are alums of BYU."

You have it backwards, BlueCoug. It would be the Pac-12 allowing byu to be associated with the conference. To your point, byu has to earn it's place among the elite...they have not done that in several areas.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

Great hire for the Trojans!

Don't be too surprised to see Sark transform USC back into a national championship contender.

Bad news for Utah's chances of challenging for a PAC South title anytime soon. Utah, which has never beaten Sark at USC or at Washington, now has to face Sark with an arsenal of USC talent on an annual basis.

Downtownchrisbrown
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I'm wondering if he keeps Coach O. If he doesn't he may have a difficult time winning the team over. Coach O has been successful and popular among his players. I was surprised he didn't get the job.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Congratulations to Coach Sark! Well deserved.

Utah's chances of challenging for a PAC South title just took a huge hit.

Dave D
Spring Creek, NV

So after going 6-2 Ed Orgeron doesn't get any respect? What does a guy have to do?

CordonBleu
Park City, UT

@noperspective

BYU more than "earned" it's place in the PAC 12 based on athletic success - a perennial Top 25, national championship winning football program with excellent Olympic sports programs. The fact that certain schools in the PAC didn't want to be associated with a private, religiously-based school and BYU's no Sunday play policy are the only reasons BYU wasn't invited instead of the 2nd best athletic program in Utah.

Academics were nothing but a red herring. The PAC 12 was ready and willing to accept Big 12 schools that have the exact same research rating as BYU, and BYU's undergraduate programs exceed the undergraduate programs of many PAC 12 schools, including Utah.

CordonBleu
Park City, UT

Downtownchrisbrown

Coach O already resigned after being offered a raise and an opportunity to remain at USC.

His choice.

USC players can't blame Sark for Coach O's departure.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

Bad hire - Sark was about to sit in the hot seat at U-Dub.

phantomblade
Salt Lake City, Utah

Congratulations to Coach Sarkisian. Look for the Trojans to be scary good as soon as they get their full compliment of scholarships back.

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littleperspective

BlueCoug has it exactly right; the only reason BYU isn't a member of the PAC 12 is because certain schools didn't want to be associated with a private, religiously-based school like BYU or Baylor.

Slice it any way that helps you sleep at night, but the record speaks for itself; BYU's athletic programs, overall, dwarf Utah's - see the Directors' Cup standings for the last 20 years.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

Dave D

Teams often rally around around an interim coach, but that's no guarantee he could continue that success in years to come. Coach O's record at Ole' Miss was abysmal, 10-25 overall, only 3-21 in the SEC.

WA_Alum&Dad
Marysville, WA

Driving in to work this morning at 7:00 local time, the morning jocks at KJR, which is the flagship radio station for Husky games here in the Seattle area, specifically asked Sark if he had interviewed for the job. He denied he had and gave every indication he was at UW for the long haul. Poorly done, coach.

rlsintx
Plano, TX

Sharp guy. Great choice.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Washington needs to hire Ed Orgeron, then beat the puddy out of USC. That would be awesome. Sarkasian is a fair, at best, coach. Washington just upgraded there stadium and other facilities. Great city, Great setting and a Great job that Sark just gave up.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Mypespective is right on the mark. USC will end up regretting this; just like hiring Kiffin. A lot of fans tooting Sarks horn, simply because he played at BYU. His record at Washington: 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 7-6 and 8-4. Never, ever sniffed a Rose Bowl, but he's a great coach and a great hire. Yeah, right! Just being brutally honest; someone has to be!

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

If it's true, kudo's to Sarkisian. I've long thought he would be a great hire at BYU for HC. Then we could let Bronco do what he's longed to do...run the D.

WA_Alum, It's not his fault if true...he wouldn't announce it ahead of USC's announcement. It's the radio station's deal for asking someone to spill the beans. You wouldn't make a job announcement before your new company said it was ready to do so.

Perkunas
Ashburn, VA

Congrats and good luck to Sark, one of the best to wear a Cougar uniform!

"To your point, byu [sic] has to earn it's [sic] place among the elite...they have not done that in several areas."

There's a steadily growing body of evidence that neither have the PAC's most recent acquisitions.

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