News of Washington's head coach search been crawling along the bottom of ESPN since yesterday. First it was Texas Tech coach Mike Leach withdrawing his name from consideration for the position. Then, earlier today, Fresno State's Pat Hill pulled his name from consideration. At that point, it was clear someone else had been tabbed for the job. That someone would be USC associate head coach and offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.
Washington's athletic director, Scott Woodward, had an impromptu meeting with the media shortly before the Oklahoma State-Washington basketball game. He neither confirmed or denied anything.
Once inside the workroom and surrounded by reporters, Woodward said, "We do not have an announcement to make. We're not going to talk about it until I have something to talk about."
Asked specifically about ESPN's unattributed crawl report that USC assistant Steve Sarkisian has been hired, Woodward responded coyly, "I haven't seen it."
Down in Los Angeles, Sarkisian also refused to confirm. He admitted to having the interview, but nothing else. It is expected that Washington is waiting until after the USC-UCLA game to make the announcement.
Meanwhile Norm Chow has to be wondering what it will take to get an offer with Lane Kiffen and now Sarkisian getting head jobs at BCS schools.
Washington To Hire Steve Sarkisian Unless You Ask Washington's Athletic Director originally appeared on NCAA Football FanHouse on Fri, 05 Dec 2008 00:24:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.