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SARKISIAN WON'T GO TO RAIDERS.



Byline: SCOTT WOLF Scott Richard Wolf (born June 4, 1968) is an American actor.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts to Steven Wolf and Susan Enowitch, Wolf was raised in West Orange, New Jersey. He graduated in 1986 from West Orange High School.
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USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code.  quarterbacks coach Steve Sarkisian Steve Sarkisian (born March 8, 1974) is a coach and former player of American football. He played the quarterback position, and has worked with quarterbacks during most of his coaching career. He is of Armenian descent.  turned down the Oakland Raiders' head coaching position Friday, despite previously saying he was going for the job ``100 percent.''

Sarkisian denied he was offered the job and issued a statement Friday saying he wished to remain at USC.

``While the job was never offered to me, at this time in my career I've told them I want to stay at USC,'' Sarkisian said. ``I strongly believe that the Raiders job is a great opportunity for whomever whom·ev·er  
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 their next head coach is going to be.

``My goal is to be a head football coach in college and USC is the best place for me to attain that goal.''

The decision to become a college coach is a reversal, because Sarkisian said he was extremely interested in the Raiders job. The club interviewed him and USC offensive coordinator An offensive coordinator typically refers to the coach on a football team in the National Football League or College football who is in charge of the offense. This position aids the head coach by designing and scripting plays, delegating work to offensive position coaches during  Lane Kiffin Lane Kiffin (born May 9, 1975) is the head coach of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He was previously the offensive coordinator for the University of Southern California Trojans football team.  on Thursday.

The Raiders also sent twoofficials Friday to Los Angeles to try and persuade Sarkisian, sources said.

So what happened? Sources said Sarkisian clashed with owner Al Davis over how many changes were necessary. Davis believes a massive overhaul is not required.

Another source said former Raiders coach Norv Turner, who hired Sarkisian in 2004, advised Sarkisian not to take the job.

``He decided to stay in college and become a college head coach,'' USC coach Pete Carroll said. ``It's in his best interest to stay in the college game.''

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Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Jan 20, 2007
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