UW Won't Comment on New Coach

SEATTLE (AP) - University of Washington athletic director Scott
Woodward wouldn't comment Thursday on a report that the Huskies
have asked Southern California assistant head coach Steve Sarkisian
to become their next football coach.

ESPN.com cites unidentified sources as saying Sarkisian will be hired to replace fired coach Tyrone Willingham. Although Woodward said the school did not have an announcement to make, he wouldn't say the ESPN report is incorrect.

The Trojans released a statement on Sarkisian's behalf saying he has not been offered the job.