Marques Tuiasosopo named interim UW head coach for bowl game

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SEATTLE —

Former University of Washington and NFL player Marques Tuiasosopo has been named the interim head coach for the Washington football team for its upcoming bowl game, said officials with the school. 

This comes after Steve Sarkisian left to take the head coaching job at USC.

Washington athletic director Scott Woodward announced the decision on Wednesday afternoon. Tuiasosopo was Washington's quarterbacks coach this past season and met with Woodward on Wednesday.

Tuiasosopo, 34, graduated from Woodinville High School and played for the Huskies from 1997 to 2000. He led the team to a Rose Bowl following the 2000 season with a 34-24 victory over Purdue, and he was named the MVP.

He was selected in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Raiders.