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WR Coach Hamdan Possibly Leaving for NFL

Bush Hamdan will at least interview with the Atlanta Falcons

NCAA Football: Washington at California Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Marvez at Sporting News is reporting that UW Receivers Coach Bush Hamdan is leaving the Huskies to become the QBs Coach and Passing Game Coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons. Hamdan potentially moves on after just one year in his current role with UW, having performed seemingly at an exceptional level. John Ross and Dante Pettis both had tremendous years in 2016 at a position group that had been seen as under-performing their talent for the past several seasons.

Hamdan would take over as the position coach for the reigning NFL MVP which should ease the transition from college to the NFL. His potential new bosses both have Seattle ties. Atlanta’s new offensive coordinator is former-UW head coach Steve Sarkisian and their head coach Dan Quinn is the former-Seahawks defensive coordinator.

In addition to the on-field performance, Hamdan has been regularly praised for his recruiting prowess. UW had one of the better wide receiver classes in the most recent 2017 recruiting class with Ty Jones, Terrell Bynum, and Alex Cook. Just last week UW received a commitment from one of the top WRs in California for the 2018 class in Austin Osborne. It has yet to be seen how this situation may affect that commitment.

Edit: is reporting that Hamdan has told them that the story is false. Other sources are reporting that Hamdan is merely planning on interviewing for the role but has yet to accept any position. Stay tuned for further details.