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UW officials shrug off Holt firing rumors

Post by Ryan Divish on Dec. 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm with 4 Comments »
December 30, 2011 5:54 pm
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While I was flying back from  San Antonio, Footballscoop.com put out their daily scoop on coaching changes which included this …

Washington: We are told that Sark has informed his defensive staff that changes will be made. We are told Nick Holt and safeties coach Jeff Mills will not return.

And of course, that touched off a wave of speculation here in the Puget Sound, while I was blissfully unaware cramped into my window seat.

As to the report, the official word from UW officials is there’s nothing to it. Their official position is there nothing to report.

I wasn’t able to get up there and talk to Holt since my plane didn’t arrive, but obviously the Times reported that Holt was unaware of any such news.

The report seems a bit odd considering how adamant Steve Sarkisian  was postgame about taking time to evaluate everything, not just the defense.

Would it surprise me if Holt was fired? No. This season was that bad. But I’d be stunned if it happened in the next few days. I fully expect Sarkisian to sit down and carefully look at what transpired this season and what he wants and hopes for moving forward and then make a decision.

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  1. I’m just surprised that Holt hasn’t resigned out of complete and utter embarrassment.

  2. Freedomforall says:

    Absolutely the best and most intense defensive coach that the UW has had in the last 10 years. Blame it on the previous coaching for such poor recruting. Look at the players that were red shirted this year to give them more time to develop. The Huskies played a fantastic game against the #1 quarterback in the nation. GO Huskies!!!

  3. The defence didn’t show up so there was nothing to coach.

  4. I’m sure Holt must have some good qualities as a coach but, the defense hasn’t improved and has probably gotten worse in 3 years. 3 backs going over 100 yards against you with 2 of them averaging over 20 yards a carry! Just pathetic!!!!!! Even with a lack of talent you should be able to put up a better showing than that. We have some NFL talent players on the defense, i.e. Trufant, Dennison, and wide load. Hopefully, a new voice and direction can fix this mess. We shouldn’t have to play that great of defense next year to win with how explosive our offense should be.

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