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January 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Sarkisian on KJR-AM

Along with his teleconference with local reporters today, UW coach Steve Sarkisian was also a guest on KJR-AM with Dave “Softy” Mahler and Hugh Millen.

I don’t have time to transcribe it now, but here’s the link.

A couple of high points:

— He said Alabama is indeed interviewing Doug Nussmeier for the offensive coordinator’s job and said there is definite interest by Nussmeier in the job. He said one reason is that Nussmeier would have more say in play-calling than he has at UW, where Sarkisian calls the plays. He said depending on what happens, it could be discussed that he would give up some of the play-calling duties to keep Nussmeier.

— He talked about recruiting and said he thinks the team needs to get a little bit to get faster on offense and longer and rangier on defense.

— There was lots of talk about the change in the defensive coordinator position, much of it similar to the early teleconference (and I’ll pass along the teleconference quotes shortly).

— He said there is more than one person involved in the search for the final coaching spot.

— He said the Rams did ask for permission to talk to him about their head coaching job. He said he examines each job opportunity as they come and didn’t rule out that he might one day want to coach in the NFL, but that for now his focus is on UW and building the program here.

— There was lots of talk about Keith Price, Sarkisian saying his main goal for the off-season will be to get stronger and able to handle the rigors of the season physically. He said he thought Price got a little fatigued during the latter part of the season.

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