The Avalance-Journal out of Lubbock, Texas, has this report on Texas Tech coach Mike Leach's vist to UW this week. The report says the job wasn't offered, but that if it is, Leach might be tempted to step up to a program that traditionally ranks as the No. 1 program in its state as opposed to Tech, which generally rates well behind Texas and Texas A&M.
Meanwhile, the Long Beach (Calif.) Press-Telegram reports that USC offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian interviewed for the job on Thanksgiving.
Sarkisian was mentioned early -- as most USC coordinators inevitably are -- and he expressed interest in stepping up and won an enthusiastic recommendation from USC coach Pete Carroll. However, his name seemed to drift out of the conversation for a while ... until now.