Marques Tuiasosopo Scorns Washington Huskies, Joins Sarkisian at USC


Dec 27, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Huskies interim coach Marques Tuiasosopo celebrates during the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl against the BYU Cougars at AT&T Park. Washington defeated BYU 31-16. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Marques Tuiasosopo was offered by new head coach Chris Petersen to become the Washington Huskies’ new tight ends coach, but decided against the spot at his alma mater. Instead, Tui will take that same position under Steve Sarkisian at USC.

One has to think this is a dollars and cents move. How else do you justify leaving your alma mater, where you just coached the team to a bowl win as an interim head coach for the same position within the conference? Only a Husky, right?

At any rate, Chris Petersen and Washington should have their coaching staff in place sometime early this week and will announce it shortly thereafter. Doesn’t have much to do with Washington State, but with recruiting in a dead period for the next couple of weeks still, any football news in the state of Washington is something to talk about.

If there are to be any moves on the WSU front, we imagine they will happen in the very near future, but don’t plan on it. Leach is quite pleased with the coaching staff he has assembled and knows it takes more than two years to build this whole thing. Unless someone gets offered and takes a job elsewhere, expect everybody on the Wazzu staff to come back for 2014.