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Josh Shaw controversy at USC poses early test for Steve Sarkisian
Josh Shaw controversy at USC poses early test for Steve Sarkisian

Steve Sarkisian tried to smile, but it didn't come easy, the sweat beading on his forehead as he cooked in a campus patio chair while wearing a USC hoodie on a warm August afternoon. "And it's only Tuesday," Sarkisian said with a grin. There were still four days until Sarkisian's debut as USC's football coach, yet his honeymoon was over. His team had yet to take the stage, yet all eyes were upon him. The 2014 opening kickoff was in his hands, and that sucker was slippery. What do you do when one of your team captains and best defensive players shows up with two badly sprained ankles and claims the injury occurred when he jumped off a balcony to save his...

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