SEATTLE (AP) - New Washington offensive coordinator Jim Michalczik has suddenly left the program to take a job with the Oakland Raiders.
The school made the announcement yesterday, less than a week after new coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff wrapped up their first recruiting class. Michalczik will be offensive line coach for the Raiders.
Michalczik served the last six seasons at California, most recently as offensive line coach, co-offensive coordinator and assistant head coach. He was brought to Washington by Sarkisian to be the offensive coordinator, and was to be paid $350,000 per year plus supplemental income.
With spring football expected to begin in late March, the Huskies are now scrambling to fill two openings on their coaching staff. They also must find a wide receivers coach, after Aaron Roderick was named to the position but then withdrew to stay at Utah.
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