USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian has been asked to take a leave of absence in order for him to address whatever health issues are troubling him at this time and amid rumors of possible alcohol abuse.
The Trojans entered the season as a popular pick to qualify for the College Football Playoff, but a 3-2 start has all but derailed the team’s national championship aspirations. Couple the team’s performance thus far with the Sarkisian news and it’s safe to say Trojans fans have seen better days.
As with any breaking news, the Twitterverse was full of #hottakes, speculation and just plain ruthlessness following USC’s announcement early Monday. Let’s take a look at some of the carnage…
It's almost like someone wants everyone out at USC. Like, everyone.
— THICC KEN (@edsbs) October 11, 2015
so we realize this meant he *probably* got down like this when he was an assistant at usc, right? https://t.co/S8VHYItkiX
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) October 12, 2015
USC will have Clay Helton as head coach vs Notre Dame the FOURTH different HC versus ND last 4 years and all 4 have faced Brian Kelly.
— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) October 12, 2015
Sark gonna drunk dial Haden tonight with Marvin's Room playing in the background #USC
— Erika (@emesola) October 11, 2015
@InsideUSC Sark showed up for a special teams meeting. They knew he was drunk just by that action alone.
— Can we football now? (@reedstrong7) October 11, 2015
ESPN gotta update the USC 30for30 special……Sark coaching a college game drunk is a very significant event
— Bingmonger (@imBINGnotGOOGLE) October 11, 2015
I'm not discounting reports of Sark drunk at work. But how is airing all the examples of his functioning alcoholism advancing story?
— Trenise Ferreira (@TreniseFerreira) October 11, 2015
I just can't get over it…Sark defeated Todd Graham 42-14…and drunk at that. That's amazing.
— Wlat Harris (@pantherrants) October 12, 2015
Feel as bad as you want for Sarkisian, if you showed up to work drunk you'd be fired. He'll still get millions.
— Gay Hooters (@Gayhooters) October 11, 2015
Gotta love USC. Sarkisian gets drunk before season, Trojans decide to let him keep one of the most demanding sports jobs out there. Geniuses
— Avinash Kunnath (@avinashkunnath) October 11, 2015
Weirdest part of this whole #USC saga? Pat Haden literally said, "Go home Sarkisian, you're drunk."
— Evil Sparky (@Evil_Sparky) October 11, 2015
So a drunk Sarkisian destroyed Todd Graham. https://t.co/UXU7seaJyT
— PittCabe (@PittCabe) October 11, 2015
Don't see what the big deal is with Steve Sarkisian. I'm drunk at basically every game.
— Jim McElwain (@NOTJimMcElwain) October 11, 2015
at least Sarkisian was drunk https://t.co/1Oy8R9eZxF
— J (@JDiNocol) October 11, 2015
I'm going as Sarkisian for Halloween.
I'm going to to get drunk and not show up.
— Lauren Beasley, LWOS (@LBnotLinebacker) October 12, 2015
Will Grier was suspended by the NCAA for taking a supplement. Sarkisian shows up drunk at official USC event & got slapped on the wrist. Mmm
— Charlie (@notcharchar) October 12, 2015
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