With Ed Orgeron as their coach the USC Trojans rebounded to finish the regular season 9-4 and earn an appearance in the Vegas Bowl.
Of course between the end of the season and the bowl game USC opted to hire Steve Sarkisian which prompted Orgeron to turn in his resignation.
While Orgeron may not be the head coach at USC anymore he has not been forgotten, even by the guy who was hired to replace him.
“I am going to pursue Ed here one more time,” said Sarkisian during an interview with ESPNLA 710. “I thought about him again after the game on the ride home. I think when emotions get settled down, and I know that was an emotional time for Ed and not getting named the head coach when he thought he should have been deservedly so, I would have felt the same way. When the emotions settle down, Ed’s a great Trojan and he’s meant a lot to the Trojan family and if we can have that opportunity for him to be part of this football program and be here with us, we’d love to have him.”
Thus far Oregeron has not been linked to any openings but that could all change after bowl season. Numerous USC players had an O on their equipment or tweeted out #coachO prior to their bowl win over Fresno State.