Any college football fan can attest that 2015 was quite the year for upsets. As interesting as the on-field action was, we saw increased media attention and fan commentary focused on the action off the field—especially on the activities of college football coaches and players.
The University of Southern California was not immune to the spotlight, with disclosure of events that eventually led to the dismissal of former head coach Steve Sarkisian. There had been numerous reports about his behavior, both on and off the field. USC fans and foes alike watched, read and speculated on the fate of the beleaguered coach.
In October, it was reported that USC had fired Sarkisian.
Then Sarkisian filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court challenging his discharge. Given the publicity surrounding his fall from grace and the amount of money at stake (given college coaches’ salaries) it’s not surprising that he would take such a step.