Vols lose assistants to Washington

Updated: January 2, 2012, 8:14 PM ET
By Chris Low | ESPN.com

Tennessee is losing two key members of its defensive coaching staff, as coordinator Justin Wilcox and linebackers coach Peter Sirmon have agreed to join Steve Sarkisian's staff at Washington.

Sarkisian gutted his defensive staff following a 67-56 loss to Baylor in last week's Valero Alamo Bowl. Defensive coordinator Nick Holt, linebackers coach Mike Cox and safeties coach Jeff Mills were fired after the Huskies allowed 777 total yards, the most in school history.

It didn't take ...

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