Sarkisian says he hasn’t been contacted by UCLA

Washington coach Steve Sarkisian is refuting a report that he

has been contacted by UCLA for the Bruins head coaching


Sarkisian spoke after practice on Friday as the Huskies gear up

for the Alamo Bowl against Baylor. Sarkisian said he doesn’t want

to ”engage in speculation and rumors.” He said he doesn’t believe

he should talk about rumors every time they come up.

The Los Angeles Times, citing unnamed sources, reported on its

website Friday that the Bruins had approached Sarkisian about their

head coaching position. Sarkisian was previously an assistant at

USC and is 19-18 in his two seasons as head coach at


UCLA fired Rick Neuheisel after the Bruins went 6-6 in the

regular season.