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Some staff released, but no announcement today

New UW football coach Steve Sarkisian met with the existing staff this morning. He informed some coaches that they will not be retained, and left a few others in limbo while he decides. (Here's our story from the Tuesday paper.)

However, he said he doesn't want to name which is which yet, and therefore we probably shouldn't expect official staff news until next week.

It is known that offensive line coach Mike Denbrock was released. And all indications are that Sarkisian wants to bring in his own coordinators, which would mean Tim Lappano and Ed Donatell are likely going.

Sarkisian has a similar USC/Raiders background as Lane Kiffin, who recently got the Tennessee job and is establishing his staff there. However, Sarkisian said there is little overlap in which assistants each man is after.

In addition to meeting with the staff, Sarkisian said he did some local recruiting and had a nice meal with his family.

He plans to remain here through Thursday, then return to USC Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and then return here Sunday night.