Can Steve Sarkisian Clone Pete Carroll’s Success at Washington?

Posted by Ian Peterson on September-22-2009 Add Comments

When head coach Steve Sarkisian started his tenure at the University of Washington, he made no bones about copying a lot of the things that the USC Trojans did.

First on the list, opening up practices to the general public. He was trying to lift the death cloud that seem to hang over the program after an 0-12 season.

Second, he raided USC's pantry for quality assistants and support personnel. Nick Holt was the most visible pickup, signing on as the defensive coordinator for Sarkisian.

However, Sarkisian also signed Demetrius Martin, a USC graduate assistant, to be the Huskies' new cornerbacks coach. Jared Blank was signed to be the director of player personnel. 

The biggest pickup? Ivan Lewis signed on to...

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