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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Washington QB Troy Williams calls Steve Sarkisian a fake

Troy-Williams-WashingtonAny time a head coach leaves a school to take another job, there are always going to be players who feel cheated. Now that Steve Sarkisian has chosen to leave Washington to accept the head coaching job at USC, quarterback Troy Williams is one of those players.

Williams attended Los Angeles football powerhouse Narbonne, where he was twice named City Section player of the year, before he attending Washington. He committed to Sarkisian and the Huskies early and stuck to his word, despite other top programs like UCLA continuing to recruit him. And now, the promising freshman feels betrayed.

Williams deleted his original tweet. From Sarkisian’s standpoint, there is really no avoiding situations like this. If every coach who told a star player that they were not leaving a school actually never left, coaches would never leave programs. Does it suck for a player who showed loyalty to a particular coach? Very much so, but it’s simply an unfortunate part of major NCAA athletics.

Related: Justin Wilcox, Tosh Lupoi reportedly going to USC with Sarkisian

H/T Trey Wingo

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