Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu was at USC while new Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian was on the staff there.
Here are some of Tatupu's thoughts, by way of TNT Seahawks writer Frank Hughes:
How he saw him affect QB Matt Leinart's progress
They were real close. Same with all the other quarterbacks down there. He learned from (Norm) Chow. That's a great person to learn from, a quarterback guru. The things he's done have just been tremendous there. He's had some hands in who-knows-how-many Heisman Trophies. Hopefully, he'll go out and put together some more for himself.
On Sarkisian being a good fit for Jake Locker
I think it would be a great opportunity for him to work with Sark. It's just going to be exciting to see what's going to go on up there. He'll be up here, so I'll probably sit down with him once or twice, get in contact with him. He's a great coach. I'm just happy he finally got his opportunity.
Comparing Sarkisian to coach Pete Carroll
He's got the same kind of energy and enthusiasm and I think that's important. He'll bring that competitive edge and life, not just to the games but to practice, and I think that's as important, that preparation for the game. And he'll bring that edge to it. There are going to be some exciting things happening.
On the USC atmosphere of having people like Snoop Dog on the sidelines
It might be tough to get Snoop up to the Pac Northwest. But if anybody's got connections, I think he'll be able to pull it off. Is Pearl Jam still in the area?
That's really what Pete does better than anybody. He can out-recruit almost anyone. In college, they changed the rule where coaches can only make so many trips, or there's a certain amount of time when they can't go out, and he was pretty adament, he was not happy about that. That's what Pete does.
On telling players they should come to UW instead of USC
If I was the coach, and I'm sure this is what he'll be saying, you tell the players: 'You can go to SC, and you'll probably play your junior or senior year, or you can come here and play four years here. You don't have to sit behind a two-time, three-time All-American.'"