Tui Is Coming Home

Just running for 200 yards and passing for 300. No big deal.

Early news hitting the twittersphere is that Marques Tuiasosopo is coming back to the University of Washington.

One of UW's most fondly looked upon players of the last 20 or so years is, according to a tweet from Dave Mahler, coming back home:

This is a big hire for many reasons. Firstly, it fills a need. With the movement of Jimmy Dougherty to San Jose State to take their OC position, UW has a vacancy at WR coach. Tui coached "Y receivers" at UCLA, so him taking the WR coaching gig here seems a natural transition. However, UCLA's Y receivers are basically tight ends, so he was essentially their tight ends coach, and there's been some chatter about another possibility.

With the... uneven play of Keith Price this season, many in the fanbase were eager to point the finger at Eric Kiesau as being the reason why as his hiring was a tangible thing that could be pointed to. And that may have been the case. There is speculation that Kiesau may move out of the QB coaching business and return to coaching WR's, where he was one of the best in the country at Cal. You may have heard of some of the guys he coached: DeSean Jackson, Keenan Allen, Geoff McArthur are just a few. Moving him here would allow Tui to take over QB's and probably maximize the coaching potential of the staff.

Another place where this hire could hit big is recruiting. Marques is listed by rivals as the UCLA recruiter heading up their pursuit of Myles Jack. Pay no mind to any listing you see of Jack as a UCLA commit, as he's said his decision will come down to visits. He's very much in play, and getting the guy with whom he probably has the best relationship to switch schools will probably have a big effect.

Any way you slice it, this is a huge get for the Huskies, and should be massive with the fans to bring in a tie with the last UW team to taste roses.

Welcome home, Marques.

EDIT: Its official, here's UW's Gregg Bell's story:

http://www.gohuskies.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/122912aaa.html

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join UW Dawg Pound

You must be a member of UW Dawg Pound to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at UW Dawg Pound. You should read them.

Join UW Dawg Pound

You must be a member of UW Dawg Pound to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at UW Dawg Pound. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker