Not sure if this happens, but Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is in the mix at Washington:
Boise State coach Chris Petersen and Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier appear to have emerged as the top targets in Washington’s search for a new head coach, two sources with knowledge of UW’s process told The Seattle Times.
Petersen, 49, has a 92-12 record in his eighth season at Boise State, with victories in two BCS bowl games. He has been linked to a number of head-coaching jobs in recent years and reportedly was a top candidate at USC before withdrawing his name from consideration earlier this week.
On Monday, USC hired Steve Sarkisian as its head coach, luring him away from UW after five seasons. Sarkisian was 34-29 with the Huskies, including an 8-4 record this season.
Nussmeier, 42, spent three seasons at UW as Sarkisian’s offensive coordinator from 2009-11. Nussmeier, part of Alabama’s national championship last season, has expressed interest in the UW job, multiple sources said.
If money’s no object then Peterson is a no-brainer. Peterson made $2.2 million this season at Boise while Nuss made $680,000 at Alabama.
If Nuss does leave, I guess Nick Saban’s first choice last go-round is still available.