It's almost that magical day again, National Signing Day. It's a holiday for many people like myself who just love college football recruiting.
Before signing day happens on the first Wednesday of February, something else happens during January: coaching changes.
Before their bowl game, UCLA hired Jim Mora. He began to assemble his super staff to help get the program back on track.
Now Washington, another team in the Pac-12, is doing the same thing. Yes, Steve Sarkisian has been very busy replacing every position on his defensive staff after the horrible performance against Baylor in the Alamo Bowl.
From the University of Tennessee, he managed to lure away Justin Wilcox for their new defensive coordinator and Peter Sirmon as their new linebackers coach.
Even more notable than that is the luring away of coaches from their alma mater. Keith Hayward was lured away from the cornerback coaching position at Oregon State and took a pay raise for the exact same position at Washington. The ace though comes from landing recruiting juggernaut Tosh Lupoi from Cal. Spending the last 10 years with the Bears as a player and coach, Lupoi left for a bigger pay raise at Washington as well.
With all these coaching changes happening, one has to ask: How will this affect my team?