Eric Kiesau Replacing Doug Nussmeier As Washington Offensive Coordinator

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Head caoch Steve Sarkisian of the Washington Huskies leads his team down the tunnel for the game with the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Washington's coaching staff is once again whole, with Cal's Eric Kiesau becoming the second coach in two days to move north from Berkeley.

With former Washington Huskies offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier expected to take the same position aboard the Alabama Crimson Tide soon, UW has announced Eric Kiesau as its new OC. That makes the second assistant plucked from the California Golden Bears in as many days, as Kiesau's previous job was running Cal's wide receiving corps.

With plenty of hard feelings already directed at Seattle from Berkeley over the swiping of recruiting ace Tosh Lupoi, this move only has things even more heated. They'll calm down some soon. This one isn't that big of a deal. The Lupoi hire was, though.

UW coach Steve Sarkisian on bringing Keisau on:

"Eric is a great fit for our football program," Sarkisian said. "I've been following his career for a number of years. He comes from a similar offensive system as what we already run here at Washington and brings a wealth of knowledge in it."

With the addition of Kiesau, the UW coaching staff for the 2012 season is now complete.

"It's great to have our staff complete," Sarkisian continued. "We are going to turn our focus to the final two weeks of recruiting and then start attacking the 2012 season."

In between stints at Cal, Kiesau also worked on the Colorado Buffaloes staff from 2005 to 2008. He counts DeSean Jackson, Geoff McArthur and Scotty McKnight among his most noteworthy pupils.

For more on the parties involved, visit Washington blog UW Dawg Pound and Cal blog California Golden Blogs.

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