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Justin Wilcox, Marques Tuiasosopo officially added to USC coaching staff

Apologies for getting to this late. Was out to dinner.

Anyway, what was expected for some time was made official on Monday night, as former Washington defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and quarterbacks coach/interim coach Marques Tuiasosopo were announced as new members of Steve Sarkisian’s coaching staff at USC.

Wilcox will be USC’s defensive coordinator. Tuiasosopo will coach tight ends.

Here’s the official release from USC. Read more »


Report: Justin Wilcox expected to take job at USC after bowl game

Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports reports what has been rumored and expected for a while now — that Washington defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox will leave UW for USC to fill the same position there after the Huskies’ bowl game tonight.

Wilcox was thought to be headed to USC as soon as Steve Sarkisian took the head coaching job there, but his $1 million buyout at UW was reportedly an issue for the Trojans. It’s not clear if USC has agreed to pay the buyout, or if new UW coach Chris Petersen decided he didn’t want to retain Wilcox on his staff. Read more »


Reports: Four Boise State assistants (so far) coming with Chris Petersen

Now that Boise State has made its new football coaching hire — it’s Bryan Harsin, the former BSU offensive coordinator who coached most recently at Arkansas State — we should soon receive word from Washington regarding Chris Petersen’s new staff of assistant coaches.

Some of that news is already starting to leak out. Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman reported on Twitter earlier today that running backs coach Keith Bhonapha, defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski, offensive line coach Chris Strausser and defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake.

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Some notes on Washington’s coaching search

As Day 4 of Washington’s coaching search nears lunchtime, we have a few links and notes to pass along.

— As first reported this morning by a few outlets, UW linebackers coach Peter Sirmon is leaving UW for USC, a source within the program confirmed to the News Tribune. Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi are also expected to join Steve Sarkisian’s staff at USC, but there is still some uncertainty there. Read more »


Morning links: Huskies return to practice Friday with interim coach

This much is known: Marques Tuiasosopo will coach the Washington Huskies in a bowl game.

Beyond that … well, stay tuned.

Washington is scheduled to practice on Friday and Saturday, I’m told. Not sure if those will be partially open, totally open, totally closed or what. There should be some form of media availability in the coming days. Would imagine we’ll hear soon. Read more »


Reports: Huskies to interview Marques Tuiasosopo, Justin Wilcox

A pair of Washington Huskies assistants will reportedly interview for the vacant head coaching job.

According to Football Scoop, UW athletic director Scott Woodward will interview UW quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo. The former UW quarterback is completing his first season on the Huskies coaching staff. He was hired last offseason after spending the previous two seasons on the staff of UCLA, first as a graduate assistant, then as tight ends coach.

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