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Washington selects Marques Tuiasosopo as interim football coach

SEATTLE – 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.

Tuiasosopo, 34, was a star quarterback at Washington from 1997-2001, leading it to a Rose Bowl title in ’01.

No bowl announcement is expected until Sunday, although the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco seems to be the front-running destination.