3 ex-B1G assistants among top candidates for Washington opening, per report
The Pac-12 continues to experience turnover during 2021 with a third job coming open on Sunday. That came when Washington announced head coach Jimmy Lake was relieved of his duties.
With two weeks left to go in the regular season, the Huskies will join USC and Washington State in a search for a new head coach. It will be interesting to see who lands at Washington, but the rumor mill is already starting.
According to Dennis Dodd with CBS Sports, there are 3 ex-B1G assistants that are among the top candidates for the opening. Former Penn State OC Joe Moorhead, former Indiana OC Kalen DeBoer, and former Iowa, Wisconsin, and Nebraska assistant Jay Norvell were listed.
Moorhead was the OC for James Franklin during 2016-17. He spent 2 years as the head coach at Mississippi State but has been the OC at Oregon the past two seasons.
DeBoer spent 2019 as the OC at Indiana but did not last long in Bloomington. He was tabbed as the head coach at Fresno State, posting an 11-6 record since the start of 2020.
Norvell has been the head coach at Nevada since 2017, going 32-25 with 2 bowl wins to his credit. He spent time at Iowa and Wisconsin in the 1980s-90s and was an OC at Nebraska from 2004-06.