He has not been contacted by anyone from USC in regard to the news.
Dorton says the hire does not change his commitment status with the Trojans. "I like Coach Sark," he said. "If it had to be somebody [other than Orgeron], I'm okay with him."
Dorton pointed to Sarkisian being a local guy, as well as his familiarity with the Pac-12 as reason to why he's "okay" with the hire.
Dorton says Sarkisian has made multiple recruiting appearance at Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco high school.
His lasting thought?
"I can't get over that they didn't hire Coach Orgeron I really wanted Coach O."