Marques Tuiasasopo headed to USC Trojans to coach tight ends

Dec 27, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Huskies interim coach Marques Tuiasosopo celebrates during the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl against the BYU Cougars at AT

This past Friday night in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, Marques Tuiasosopo had the signature moment of his young coaching career when, at least for one night, was the head coach for his alma mater Washington Huskies and led them to a 31-16 win over the BYU Cougars. Tuiasosopo took over for the bowl following the departure of Steve Sarkisian, who left after the regular season to take over the USC Trojans.

Now, it seems that Tuiasosopo will reunite himself with Sarkisian in Los Angeles as he’s accepted the tight ends coach position for the Trojans, according to the Seattle Times.

Tuiasosopo was one the more recognizable quarterbacks in Washington history, not just because of his name, but because he got the job done. He played since the third game of his freshman season, and finished eighth in the Heisman voting in his senior season of 2000.

Not long after the departure of Sarkisian, Washington hired Boise State head coach Chris Petersen to take over the reins and continue the resurrection of the program that Sark has begun.

Tuiasosopo, however, will not be around to see it.

Topics: Marques Tuiasosopo, USC Trojans

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