New Washington coach Chris Petersen appeared on the Dan Patrick show this morning and addressed interviewing with USC.
“I really enjoyed them and appreciated them,” Petersen said. “I think those guys were trying to figure things out like I was.
“Is the fit exactly right? That’s the trick in this whole thing. Everybody gets excited about a job or a university, if you’re a recruit. I don’t think it’s any different, whether you’re a coach or a player trying to figure out where you’re going. The fit has to be really perfect.”
Now that Washington defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi will not be coming to USC, who will the Trojans hire to coach the defensive line? How about Ed Orgeron? He doesn’t want to work with Steve Sarkisian but maybe he should come back and wait in the wings in case this investigation actually sticks to the new head coach.
USC left for Las Vegas this afternoon and Clay Helton ended practice early so the Trojans would be on time for the Las Vegas Bowl’s first event. He doesn’t want to be late like Lane Kiffin was at last year’s Sun Bowl dinner.
Media reports in Seattle say Washington coach Chris Petersen hired Boise State quarterbacks coach Jonathan Smith. That confirms the idea that Marques Tuiasosopo will be coming to USC because he cannot coach quarterbacks with the Huskies.
The Las Vegas Bowl announced this morning the game is sold out. But it also announced that fans can contact USC and Fresno State to see if they have tickets remaining from their 11,000-allotments. So in other words, there are plenty of tickets available.