The Washington Huskies defied the odds in 2023, going undefeated in the top-heavy Pac-12, beating the Texas Longhorns in the College Football Playoff semifinals, and falling just short against juggernaut Michigan in the CFP National Championship. Their massive success caught the attention of some of the sport’s most prominent programs, including the Alabama Crimson Tide, who snagged then-Huskies head coach Kalen DeBoer to become the team’s success to all-time great Nick Saban. The Huskies quickly filled the void left at head coach, hiring Jedd Fisch away from the Arizona Wildcats. Fisch continues to fill his coaching staff, and per ESPN’s Field Yates, he will interview New England Patriots assistant coach Steve Belichick on Friday.
A pair of Patriots assistant coaches – OLB coach Steve Belichick and RB coach Vinnie Sunseri – are interviewing for defensive jobs on Jedd Fisch's staff at University of Washington today.
Belichick called plays for the Patriots’ defense each of the past 4 seasons, while Sunseri…
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 2, 2024
Fisch and the Huskies will also interview Belichick’s coworker, Vinnie Sunseri. Fisch coached with New England in 2020 before leaving for Arizona, where he won double-digit games last season. Meanwhile, Sunseri, a former standout at Alabama, has coached on offense and defense.
Steve Belichick: Looking at Potential Job Outside New England
Steve, or Stephen Belichick, started his coaching career with the New England Patriots in 2012. At only 25 years old, Belichick, the son of then-head coach Bill Belichick, worked as a defensive assistant for four seasons. He took over as the safeties coach in 2016, working with Devin McCourty and Patrick Chung. The younger Belichick took on the outside linebackers coaching job in 2020, where he has served ever since. The New Jersey native has won three Super Bowls with the Patriots.
He has never worked outside New England or without his dad as the head coach. However, Belichick worked with now Washington Huskies head coach Jedd Fisch in New England during the 2020 season. Fisch coached quarterbacks for one year.
Washington Huskies: Starting New Era with Jedd Fisch
The Washington Huskies will need to make replacements to their roster after a national championship run last season. Alongside new head coach Jedd Fisch, the Huskies will also have a new face at quarterback. With gunslinger Michael Penix Jr. off for the NFL draft, Mississippi State Bulldogs transfer Will Rogers will take over the offense. Rogers holds numerous passing records at Mississippi State and within the SEC.
Washington also landed former Arizona Wildcats running back Jonah Coleman via the transfer portal. The Huskies have also received offensive and defensive line help through the portal.