Three Washington coaches fired on New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2011
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Defensive coordinator Nick Holt was terminated after a poor defensive performance in the Alamo Bowl.

It is no wonder that the Washington Huskies fired three defensive coaches after the defense yielded an embarrassing 777 yards of total offense and 67 points in an 11-point loss to Baylor in Thursday’s Alamo Bowl. Earlier today, the school officially announced the termination of defensive coordinator Nick Holt, linebacker coach Mike Cox and secondary coach Jeff Mills.

The news should not come to any surprise as Washington boasted one of the worst defenses in school history allowing 453.3 yards per game, 284.6 passing yards, and 467 total points allowed. Washington had high hopes with the addition of Holt in 2009, but his “awesome” defense never came to fruition.

Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian is already on the coaching prowl, but no replacements have been named as of yet. The Huskies finished the season with a 7-6 overall record and 5-4 in conference play.

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