With all the Buzz last night about Steve Sarkisian taking the head coaching job at UW there still ha been no official word from either Sarkisian or UW. That's not surprising but for the life of me I can't understand why this would be leaked without something official being offered.
Anyway Ted Miller gives us a little more detail.
As for Sarkisian's end of things, here are his quotes, e-mailed to reporters Thursday night:
"Not as of now. Contact has been made. I'm honored to be a candidate. But right now, my focus is on the UCLA game Saturday.
"I have interviewed with Washington. They've interviewed a lot of people. I'm one of a number of candidates, which I'm honored to be. Nothing is finalized in any way, shape or form. There's been some communication. Nothing has been put in writing.
"As far as I'm concerned, I'm a candidate and honored to be. As of right now, Thursday night, I'm getting ready for Saturday. That's ESPN's report, not Washington's or mine. It comes with the territory -- job openings and speculation. The key is to focus on the job Saturday and not this conversation.
"I have not been offered the job. The interview went well, learning about each other. I've always been patient regarding head-coaching opportunities. I assess each separately. They interview me, and I assess the job as well, like I did with the Oakland job. It's a process. Neither party wants to rush into it.
"We're still playing. We're playing for the conference championship on Saturday. That's my focus.
"Nothing is set up tonight to talk to them.
"Maybe ESPN knows more than I know. Maybe that'll be good news. My focus is our game this week.
"I wouldn't accept it before our game Saturday. The focus is on the game Saturday.
"Pete [Carroll] understands the situation and is on the same page."
Obviously, he's gone but I am surprised that some on the UW side would leak this knowing full well that SC still has a game against ucla to focus on this weekend.
I will "worry" about it once we get through Saturday and wht the ramifications, if any, there are. I really have no opinion either way at this point (which means I will also not comment on the rumors as to who Sarks replacement will be) because stranger things have happened.
Lets get through Saturday and then we can all speculate from there....