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Sports Roundup: USC football, Kobe Bryant, and more

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Steve Sarkisian speaks at a press conference introducing him as the new USC head football coach at the John McKay Center at the University of Southern California on December 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

USC and UCLA have settled their football coach situations, the Mamba is slithering closer to a return and what stadium would you like for your final resting place?

For all that and more we're joined by Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered sports for ESPN and Los Angeles Times.

The USC football coaching search has come to an end as they have hired Washington head coach and former Trojans assistant Steve Sarkisian. Andy, the only USC alum in the room, offers his take on the decision.

Ed Orgeron led the team to a 6-2 record and actually re-energized the program but regardless it did not seem like he was a real candidate. Fair or unfair?

College football coaches have not had a great track record in terms of being transparent when they take a new job. This is what Steve Sarkisian told KJR radio in Seattle on Sunday:

"I didn't interview for the job, they reached out to me I talked to them I'm not anywhere near along the course of taking that job or not...I've got a great job, I love my job here at the University of Washington."

Monday he's USC's new coach. Is this just the business of coaching or out and out lying?

Across town in Westwood, the UCLA Bruins locked up their head coach Jim Mora to a 6-year extension. It might have been sparked by an interview Mora gave 7 years ago when he was coach of the Falcons. Then he said that if the Washington job ever opened up he would be first in line resume in hand. 

The Lakers are off until Friday when they'll be in Sacramento to play the Kings. There is a chance though, that Kobe Bryant could make his season debut that night. What's the latest with the Black Mamba?

The team is 9-9 and they've actually shown more than most people expected out them so far. Whenever Bryant comes back, who has to make the bigger adjustment, him or his teammates?  

The Alabama-Auburn game last Saturday had one of the most unbelievable endings anyone has ever seen. Apparently someone or something also had their ultimate ending on the field that day. 

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