But with Orgeron moving on to other opportunities and Sarkisian still getting his feet wet, there’s still the matter of who will be left to coach the 9-4 Trojans in their bowl game.
USC athletic director Pat Haden solved that issue on Tuesday when he announced that current offensive coordinator Clay Helton would serve as the team’s coach — the interim interim, if you will — for whatever bowl it goes to. Sarkisian Will Likely observe and stay out of most day-to-day preparations.
Helton is in his fourth season as USC quarterbacks coach and first as offensive coordinator. USC is looking for its first bowl victory since 2009.