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Thursday, December 5, 2013
Washington lines up interviews

By Brett McMurphy
ESPN.com

Washington was set to interview Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier on Thursday and is scheduled to meet Friday with Boise State coach Chris Petersen about its head coach opening, according to a source.

Doug Nussmeier, AJ McCarron
In former Huskies offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier's two seasons at Alabama, the Crimson Tide have averaged almost 39 points per game.

The Huskies are seeking a replacement for Steve Sarkisian, who left for USC.

Nussmeier was the offensive coordinator at Washington under Sarkisian from 2009 to 2011 before being lured away by Nick Saban. In Nussmeier's two seasons at Alabama, the Crimson Tide have averaged almost 39 points a game.

Petersen, who is 92-12 at Boise State since 2006, was a candidate for the Huskies job in 2009 before Washington hired Sarkisian. He also had been linked to openings at USC and UCLA.

Boise State slipped to an 8-4 mark this season, including a loss to Washington.

Earlier Thursday, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel withdrew his name from consideration. The former Washington assistant told "Mike and Mike" on ESPN Radio, "I'm a Missouri Tiger, and I'm going to stay a Missouri Tiger."

Ted Miller of ESPN.com contributed to this report.