I've just arrived in LA for the Pac-10 basketball media day tomorrow and then, of course, for the UW-USC football game on Saturday.
I arrived to a story in the LA Times saying that USC offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian admits he would discuss taking over the head job at Washington if UW officials contacted him.
Sarkisian is only 34 -- older than Tripper Johnson, but still pretty young for head coaching material. There's something about being an SC coordinator, I guess. Sarkisian apparently was considered for the Oakland Raiders job, but is holding out to become a college head coach.
He makes just over $700,000, which is very good for a coordinator, but UW might be ready to go far enough beyond that where dollars shouldn't be a holdup.