Huskies' Steve Sarkisian says no to NFL interviews

  • By Kareem Copeland
  • Updated: Jan. 4, 2013 at 01:14 p.m.

Steve Sarkisian is staying put.
The University of Washington coach has declined interview requests by NFL teams and plans to stay in his current position, sources told's Albert Breer.

Sarkisian has publicly acknowledged a desire to coach in the NFL, but turned down an interview request from the St. Louis Rams last year. He was an offensive assistant and coordinator at USC before taking over the Washington program in 2009 and is known for working with quarterbacks Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Mark Sanchez and Jake Locker in college.