Jedd Fisch on Washington's new additions, o-line numbers, NFL hires and more
The Huskies' new head coach spoke with reporters on Wednesday.
SEATTLE — It’s about the time he earnestly references the 247Sports recruiting rankings and Pro Football Focus that you realize Jedd Fisch doesn’t speak quite like any Washington Huskies coach before him.
Also on Wednesday, Fisch referenced Amazon, Microsoft, Costco, REI, Steve Ballmer, Bill Gates, Jody Allen and even the number of “likes” UW football receives on Instagram posts.
Speaking about his desire to leverage Seattle’s business community in name, image and likeness considerations, Fisch remarked: “My hope is that one day we walk down Starbucks field into Costco’s arena into Microsoft’s area into the recruiting lounge owned by Ballmer, and everything in between.”
All this punctuated by discussion of assistant coaches with famous NFL fathers, plus transfer-portal acquisitions and those to come in the spring.
Fisch’s Wednesday press conference offered our first real glimpse into the program since he took over for Kalen DeBoer last month. Here’s what I thought was most interesting from the 30-minute session, including discussion of transfers and recruits who signed official paperwork to join the program, Fisch’s hire of Steve Belichick as defensive coordinator, spring-practice details and more.
Fisch said he interviewed “five or so” candidates from the NFL for the defensive-coordinator position, ultimately hiring Steve Belichick, Bill’s son, from his job as outside linebackers coach and defensive play-caller for the New England Patriots.
How’d Belichick land the job?