USC offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian confirmed after
Saturday's game with UCLA that he will become the new head football
coach at Washington.
"I'm excited. It's been a great program in the past and they're
obviously down now. But I'm going to get them back to fighting for
a championship," Sarkisian said following USC's 28-7 win over the
An official announcement is expected from Washington later
Word about Sarkisian and the head job at Washington leaked on
Thursday night after Fresno State's Pat Hill and Texas Tech's Mike
Leach both pulled their names from consideration for the job.
Sarkisian has been an assistant head coach and offensive
coordinator at USC for the last two seasons.