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December 15, 2008 at 3:28 PM

Tormey out

I can officially confirm from a source close to the sitiation that Chris Tormey was told today by new UW coach Steve Sarkisian that he won’t be returning to the staff.
One source said Sarkisian left it open that Tormey could be considered down the line for a spot depending on how the rest of the hires shake out, but that for now, he should plan on UW going in a different direction.
A source also said that at least three of the new hires were in the offices today — DL coach Johnny Nansen, DB coach Demetrice Martin and O-line coach and offensive coordinator Jim Michalczik.
Charlie Camp has been reported to be the new LB coach, but one source said he wasn’t one of the coaches working in the office today. It’s also still unclear if Yogi Roth has been hired as QB coach, as has been rumored and reported.
That Tormey was told today he won’t be retained is leading to some speculation that there may be some certainty about where the defensive coordinator job is heading. However, one LA source said that Rocky Seto has yet to make up his mind — or it at least has yet to leak if he has — about accepting an offer to come to UW.
Tormey was the only member of the former staff told last week that he could still be retained, and he spent the week working.
Tormey was UW’s linebackers coach and recruiting coodinator but also has experience coaching tight ends and there was some thought he could switch over to that position.
But as of today, he is no longer with the Huskies, ending a 16-year Husky tenure working for four different head coaches in two different stints.
And as mentioned earlier, this will be the most complete housecleaning of the UW football program in its modern history, with a new AD, a new associate AD overseeing football, and a completely new coaching staff. Guess that’s what happens when a team goes 0-12.

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