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USC's Sarkisian responds to foul language-laced rant

By Rod Zundel | Posted - Aug. 23, 2015 at 11:00 p.m.



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LOS ANGELES — Former BYU quarterback Steve Sarkisian has gotten into a little hot water as head coach at Southern California.

Sarkisian appeared to be intoxicated at a USC event, and he insulted other football programs and used foul language.

"Get ready to (expletive) fight on, baby. Let's go," Sarkisian said in a video first released by ESPN.com, which you can see above.

Sarkisian released a statement in which he apologized for his potty mouth.

"I sincerely apologize to my players and staff and to our fans for my behavior and my inappropriate language at our kickoff Saturday night," the statement read. "I have a responsibility to all of them, and I let them down. Pat Haden talked to me after the event about my actions, and I assured him this will not happen again."

Sarkisian played for the Cougars in 1995-96. He spent five years as the head coach at Washington before re-joining the Trojans as head coach last season.

Contributing: Sean Walker

Rod Zundel

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