Did Steve Sarkisian say no to talking to the Rams about their head coaching vacancy?
That’s what Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com Tweeted earlier today. No other details are offered. But if so, it would be the second time this year that Sarkisian has been reported to have been approached about another job, the other coming in December when it was reported that UCLA made an entreaty before instead hiring Jim L. Mora.
Sarkisian just completed the first season of a five-year contract he received after the 2010 season that will pay him close to $3 million per year by the end.
ESPN.com’s Greg Biggins is reporting that Sarkisian wasn’t offered the job, he was just someone they wanted to talk to, and that Jeff Fisher the top target of the Rams.
Biggins is also reporting that safety Shaq Thompson of Grant High in Sacramento, who was scheduled to announce a decision tomorrow between Cal and UW, has instead said today he will sign with the Bears.
Biggins quoted Thompson as saying that he wants to help turn the Cal program around and that the current Cal class will be the one to do it. He had long been thought a heavy lean to Cal in part because his brother Syd’Quan, earlier played there.