The 70-year-old coach informed players of his decision Monday night. South Carolina hasn't named an interim coach, but likely would announce someone to finish out the season by Wednesday, a source said.
Athletic director Pat Haden made the move one day after determining Sarkisian showed up at school in no condition to lead practice, although Haden refused to reveal specifics about the coach’s condition. Offensive coordinator Clay Helton was appointed interim coach Sunday.
Almost exactly five years to the day from the time Bret Bielema infamously consulted his two-point conversion card against the Gophers and Tim Brewster, the former Wisconsin coach who is now at Arkansas, again finds himself in the midst of a potential controversy.