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December 30, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Official word from UW — No news on the coaching front UPDATED

While rumors have run rampant all day about the future of UW defensive coordinator Nick Holt, the official word from Washington is that there is no news.

One official said that the FootballScoop.com report that Holt and safeties coach Jeff Mills will not return was “news to me” and that there is nothing to announce.

Holt also said in a brief interview that any report that he won’t be back next year is “news to me.” Asked if he expects to be back next season he said “absolutely. Yeah.”

The official team party arrived back in Seattle from San Antonio in the last hour, though that doesn’t mean everybody has returned here. Players are free to go wherever over the holiday weekend, and coaches also can go wherever with proceedings at kind of a lull — recruiting is in a dead period through Jan. 3.

UW coach Steve Sarkisian said after Washington’s 67-56 loss to Baylor in the Alamo Bowl last night that he would immediately begin evaluating every aspect of the program and the defense is an obvious area of heavy introspection.

“We obviously need to improve and we will obviously look at every facet of it and see iff we can improve with what we or if we have to go in another direction,” he said.

For now, though, it appears any decisions on if there is a need to go in another direction have yet to be made.

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