With the coaching carousel suddenly spinning at insane speeds not often seen in Seattle, UW coach Steve Sarkisian had a few comments about the sudden departure of Seattle Seahawks head man Jim Mora Jr. and the rumors about his former boss, Pete Carroll, being Mora's replacement.
"I'm so used to hearing about Pete Carroll going to the NFL the last seven years, it's not new to me," Sarkisian said. "They say it every year."
When pressed about whether he believed Carroll would rejoin the NFL ranks, Sarkisian said he believed Carroll would stay at USC.
"No (he won't go to the NFL)," the UW coach said. "I get the feeling he loves where's he's at, and what he's done. He's happy."
As far as Mora, Sarkisian has gotten to know the former UW defensive back pretty well, especially since the team has attended a couple of Seahawks practices at the Renton facility, and the UW has held a couple of summer workouts at Husky Stadium.
"It's hard because of the profession," Sarkisian said. "I've gotten to know Jimmy through the community, and the kids. He's a tremendous football coach."
Was his fate fair? Sarkisian tried to be diplomatic.
"He got one year to get right," said Sarkisian, who also completed his first year with the Huskies in 2009. "I don't know if you ever hit it right perfectly in one year. For one reason or another, things happen."
Could Mora someday be hired by Sarkisian?
"I would love to have Jimmy Mora," Sarkisian said. "I don't know if we can afford him."