Sports Radio KJR has learned that Steve Sarkisian has been hired as the new USC head football coach.

Sarkisian led the Huskies to a 34-29 record and 24-21 mark in the Pac-12 over five seasons. The Huskies went 8-4 in 2013, their best record in Sarkisian's tenure.

USC athletic director Pat Haden fired Lane Kiffin earlier this season. The Trojans went 6-2 under interim head coach Ed Orgeron.

Steve Sarkisian was a former USC assistant, that took the head coaching job at Washington following the 2008 season.