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Sarkisian: Ready For Next Game

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SEATTLE (AP) - Of the countless text messages that landed in

Steve Sarkisian 's inbox following Washington's upset of USC, one

stood out.

"Well, you should retire now," wrote Tennessee head coach Lane

Kiffin, a former colleague of Sarkisian's at USC.

All joking aside, the idea that in Sarkisian's first year after

inheriting an 0-12 program he would be needing to guard against a

letdown following a huge upset seemed laughable. But that's the

case this week as the No. 24 Huskies prepare for Stanford.

Sarkisian says while the congratulations, attention and pats on

the back are great, the USC win is in the past and the Washington

coaches will make sure the players understand that.