Steve Sarkisian was back in Seattle at work today after spending the weekend helping the USC Trojans get ready for the Rose Bowl. New assistants Johnny Nansen, Jim Michalczik, and Demetrice Martin were also at work getting used to their new surroundings on Montlake today. Charlie Camp who was reportedly hired as LB coach last week hasn't been sighted yet. New strength coach Ivan Lewis has already taken up residence in the weight room.
No word yet if Rocky Seto has accepted the defensive coordinator job. Rumor is if he passes Sark will make a move for ex New Mexico head man Rocky Long who was rumored to be headed to Fresno State. Long has a long resume out West and was a DC at Oregon State before taking the New Mexico job.
In other coaching news LB coach Chris Tormey got the word this morning that the stay of execution was over and that he won't be asked to join the coaching staff. Tormey was the only staff member that wasn't let go immediately last week.
With a new LB coach coming on board and rumors of possibly TE coach Pete Alamar joining Michalczik from California the writing was on the wall for Tormey.
Sources are telling me and that was confirmed later today by Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times that former DL coach Randy Hart isn't going to retire. He is going to pursue a job at another school. Hart and Tormey shouldn't have a problem getting another job. Both are long time assistants who have built up a lot of respect around the country in the coaching community. You hate to see long time coaches leave the program but sometimes a change of scenery is a good thing.
Sarkisian is going to have a press conference Tuesday afternoon to introduce some of his new coaches and we will have a better idea of what he is up to then. According to the UW it will be the only scheduled press conference this week.