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Published: Monday, July 28 2014 5:40 p.m. MDT

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wYo8
Rock Springs, WY

Go Trojans, would rather cheer for this ex cougar than the other one

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Washington came out of the coaching change smelling like a Rose. I'd much rather have peterson than Sark. Sart peeked at U Dub.

Hamath
Omaha, NE

@ Spokane,

we'll see won't we?

Good luck to UW and USC.

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

I'm not sure Sark peaked at UW. In fact I"m not sure he was anywhere near as good as to justify the USC hire. He looked a lot better because the bar was set pretty low prior to his arrival at UW.

Other schools will now be able to use the "abandonment" card against him in recruiting. It could definitely make a highly sought after recruit think twice about going to USC. His predecessor at USC had a huge problem with that.

Also don't just assume that Peterson is a lock to win at UW. The last 3 coaches to come out of Boise have flopped big time once they no longer have the easy schedules.

USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT

Sark presents himself so well: answers questions, looks relaxed, has fun, treats people well, speaks well of opponents as well as his own players.

And did you notice how much Neuheisel (a former competing coach) liked him? Sark is the real deal. Too bad he's out of BYU's league as far as a possible coach.

PAC12Fan
South Jordan, UT

What's not to like about Coaching at USC? You just have to steer the talent in the right direction. If you are a "good" coach, you can get to Rose Bowl. A "really good" coach goes to the National Championship.

The pecking order for recruits in California is:
1. USC
2. Oregon
3. UCLA
4. Stanford
5. Alabama
6. Ohio State
7. Rest of Pac 12, Big 12
8. Rest of Other Big 5 Conferences
9. Boise State
10. Fresno
11. BYU
12. San Diego State
13. Rest of MWC
14. Big Sky Conference

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ Hammath

No doubt my Man. It really is a good fit for USC as well; even though I was suprised they didn't hire the fill in coach from last year (cant remember the name). I like both Peterson and Sark.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

This is why I say Sakk peaked; Over all and Conference record while at U Dub:
5-7 (4-5), 7-6 (5-4) for three years in a row, 8-4 (5-4). He just couldn't seem to take Washinton into that 9+ win area. I really liked Sark while at Wzshinton and I wish him well at USC.

let's roll
LEHI, UT

The challenge at USC isn't getting 4 and 5 star recruits, it's battling the entitlement mentality and the belief too many of the players have that they've "arrived."

Pete Carroll did well there because he made it all about competition...no one was entitled to start and you played if you practiced well and worked hard...and he made it fun.

Sark was there during that time...he knows the challanges. I think he'll do well.

WA_Alum&Dad
Marysville, WA

Three BYU alums as head coaches in the PAC. How many current Utah alums are head coaches in the Power 5? Just wondering

Fight On!

But seriously folks!
Salt Lake City, UT

Well if Sark can get 7 wins then maybe the u should hire him since whit can't seem to do that.
I suspect the position on the hill should be open at the end of the year.

WA_Alum&Dad
Marysville, WA

Wasn't thrilled that SC hired Sark. I'm also a BYU fan, so I love seeing Y alums succeed, but I was not particularly impressed with how he coached the Huskies. He gets the benefit of the doubt for a year or two. He won't have a very long leash.

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