Steve Sarkisian is doing a good job of keeping his search for a defensive coordinator under wraps, but I have it on relatively good information USC defensive coordinator Nick Holt is back in the conversation -- and may actually be negotiating a contract with the University of Washington.
Sarkisian initially asked the former Idaho coach to join him prior to the Rose Bowl and, around Dec. 19, Holt declined the offer. But I'm hearing Holt has apparently changed his mind.
That being said, I have neither talked with Sarkisian, nor received official confirmation.
Here is a link to Holt's bio from USC, where he has spent the last two seasons as the Trojans' defensive coordinator and defensive line coach.
I will continue to track this and relay what I find out.
As per Molly Yanity of the Seattle Post Intelligencer