I am ok with the hire old scotty Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 14,787 Likes Received: 17,063 Dec 2, 2013 #1 willing to give Haden the benefit of the doubt. Sarkissian is not Lane Kiffin.....I want to give him a chance. I will say this, however, we are looking at a very difficult year next year. Sark is going to find that the cupboard is quite bare. ucla returns almost their entire defense, most of the offense. They started three true freshmen in the OL, who got valuable experience, struggled at times, but kept us away from Hundley. Right now, it pains me to say so, but I think they have more talent than we do. They certainly have more numbers. The rest of the Pac 12 will be good. Sark is leaving behind a talented young team, too.....sixteen returning starters...ASU has a good team coming back. If we lose a lot of juniors this year, going out early, obviously that makes it much worse, since we cannot replace those numbers....I think his first USC team is unlikely to make a lot of people here happy next year.