SEATTLE (AP) - Washington has selected Marques Tuiasosopo as their interim head coach for the Huskies' upcoming bowl game after Steve Sarkisian left to take the head coaching job at USC.
Washington athletic director Scott Woodward announced the decision on Wednesday afternoon. Tuiasosopo was Washington's quarterbacks coach this past season and met with Woodward on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old Tuiasosopo was a star quarterback at Washington from 1997-2000, leading the Huskies to a Rose Bowl title in 2000. The decision does leave in question the status of defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox.
The Huskies are expected to return to practice later this week in preparation for their bowl game. No bowl announcement is expected until Sunday, although the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco seems to be the front-running destination.