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Steve Sarkisian Apologizes For Behavior at Salute To Troy


Fans of USC are fired up, but not nearly as much as Steve Sarkisian was during a team rally.

The Trojans head coach was assumed to be intoxicated while giving a little speech to pump up the crowd during USC's Salute To Troy.

"Get ready to [expletive] fight on baby," Sarkisian yelled.

Sarkisian issued an apology this morning.

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

Haden also mentioned the encounter and wants Sarkisian to use it as a learning experience.

"I met with Coach Sarkisian and I expressed my disappointment in the way he represented himself and the University at our Salute To Troy event. While the details of our conversation will remain between us, I am confident he heard my message loud and clear."