USC head coach Steve Sarkisian, who is in a bit of trouble after getting hammered drunk and talking some shit at a team event, spoke to reporters this morning and explained his public drunkenness. According to Sark, it wasn’t the booze that had him acting silly, it was the meds he was on.

Well there you go. Case closed! And yes, Sarkisian is dealing with this public embarrassment in exactly the way you’d expect a college football coach to deal with it:

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To recap, the first lesson is never mix booze with medicine. The second lesson is that all problems can be solved with up-downs.