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December 13, 2008 at 4:11 PM

Homing in on an O-line coach?

There have been rumblings that former Husky player and assistant coach Rick Mallory, who is now the offensive line coach at Memphis, may be in line to be UW’s new offensive line coach, and those have only grown stronger in recent days.
FootballScoop.com reported this weekend that Steve Sarkisian had been in touch with Mallory. And one source said there is little doubt he’ll take the job. “He’s made it clear he wants to get back there,” said the source of Mallory, who grew up in Renton and lettered as a player at UW from 1981-83.
Mallory was a graduate assistant at UW in 1992-93 and then took over as full-time tight ends coach in 1993 when Myles Corrigan was sidelined with a heart issue. He stayed until 1998 when Jim Lambright was fired and he was not retained.
Memphis is in preparation for the St. Petersburg Bowl after going 6-6 this year. The Tigers play South Florida Dec. 20. One source had said earlier in the week that USC administrative assistant Al Dorsey, a former linebacker at Cal, was also being considered for the O-line job.
Sarkisian had said it might take a while to put together his staff. But he appears to be working pretty quickly.
The lone holdover, Chris Tormey, is rumored headed to be tight ends coach while USC graduate assistant Yogi Roth could be in line for the QB job.
Several spots on defense have been confirmed by various sources — Idaho assistant Johnny Nansen on the defensive line, former Nevada assistant Charlie Camp at linebacker and Demetrice Martin at secondary. And USC linebackers coach Rocky Seto has been offered the defensive coordinator job.
One spot we’ve heard little about is offensive coordinator. However, that job may not be quite as important with Sarkisian saying he will call the plays.

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