Thursday, December 4, 2008

Steve Sarkisian to coach Washington football

Despite the denial of reports, it appears that USC offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will be named the new head coach of the Washington Huskies. Sark interviewed with the Huskies earlier this week, and agrees that he is the top candidate, but wouldn't offer more information. According to the ESPN news wire, sources close to the situation are confirming the hire.

If the reports prove to be factual, what does it all mean for USC? There will be a job opening in early January, as it will be the third offensive coordinator to leave the program in the past 4 years. As for Sarkisian, the Empire has developed a love/hate relationship. We sing praises when the Trojans are lighting up the scoreboard, but criticize when the offense appears stagnant. I may not always agree with the play calling, but over the years, Sarkisian has been a key piece to the Trojans development and success.

I wish him well, along with wishes for a speedy hire to replace him and avoid any ill effects on offensive recruiting. Who knows which names will compile the list of candidates, but I'd like to see Mike Martz at the top.

Fight On!

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