Tuiasosopo bowl game interim UW head coach

Tuiasosopo bowl game interim UW head coach

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28 Oct 2000: Marques Tuiasosopo #11 of the Washington Huskies lines up a pass during the game against the Stanford Cardinals at Palo Alto, California. The Huskies defeated the Cardinals 31-28.Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport

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by KING 5 Sports / Associated Press

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Posted on December 5, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Washington athletic director Scott Woodward has named quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo as the interim head coach for the Huskies upcoming bowl game.

It will be the first head coaching experience for the former UW quarterback who led the Dawgs to a Rose Bowl win on January 1, 2001, a 34-24 win over Purdue.

In a statement to GoHuskies.com, Tui said, "I'm humbled and so honored.  It's a great, incredible honor to lead my alma mater in a bowl game."

"We still have a lot to play for this season.  I'm excited to go out and get a ninth win."

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.


 

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