(CBS Seattle) – The University of Washington has announced former quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo will return to his alma mater as the 2013 quarterbacks coach for the Huskies.
UW has a memorandum of agreement in place with Tuiasosopo, the 2000 Pac-10 offensive player of the year who set UW’s career record for total offense from 1997-2000. He played quarterback for eight seasons in the NFL through 2008 and has spent last year as tight ends coach at UCLA after having served as a grad assistant for the Bruins the previous year.
In a press release, “Tui” says he’s very excited to return to the northwest and help head coach Steve Sarkisian put the Huskies at the top of the Pac-12, in the Rose Bowl and competing for championships.
Contract details will be finalized soon.
According to UW Football officials, Tuiasosopo’s hiring means UW offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau moves his position-coach role to wide receivers. Former Huskies wide receivers coach Jimmie Dougherty left this week to become the offensive coordinator at San Jose State.
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