UW Assistant Football coach Wayne Moses Comments on USC Position

Jan. 9, 2001

from Washington assistant coach Wayne Moses on accepting a position as an assistant coach for Pete Carroll's staff at USC.

'This was a very tough decision to make. I bleed purple and gold, but this is an opportunity to move back home and be closer to my immediate family and my wife's (Rosalind) immediate family.

'Washington and Seattle have been like a second home to me and I will always cherish my experiences as a Husky.

'This program is in great shape right now and, with the players here and the ones who have committed to coach Neuheisel, the talent level is only getting better. My guys, the running backs, are such good players and quality individuals, it made for a very tough decision.

'I have to thank my guys and the offensive linemen on this team. They did a great job and made me look like a good coach. I will tell them, it was because they did such a good job, I was even considered for a position at USC.

'The staff here, and coach Neuheisel, have been wonderful. He made coming to work a great experience. He will continue to do a good job at the U-Dub for a number of years.

'One of the down sides of experiencing success is sometimes the opportunities that it can present. Sometimes it can break up the continuity. This has been a very tough decision for me, but I feel it is the right opportunity at this time. Change is always exciting, so I'm looking forward to the challenges that USC has to offer.

'I want to thank my players, my fellow coaches, coach Neuheisel, the support staff and all of the fans. All of them are what makes Washington a special place.'

Note: Moses was an assistant coach with Pete Carroll at North Carolina State in 1980. He will begin work at USC starting Friday.

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