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Dan Cozzetto, Washington Football Assistant, ASU Head Coaching Candidate

Dan Cozzetto, run game coordinator and offensive line coach for the Washington Huskies, is being considered for the head coaching job for the Arizona State Sun Devils.

SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 05:  Running back Chris Polk #1 of the Washington Huskies rushes against the Oregon Ducks on November 5, 2011 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 05: Running back Chris Polk #1 of the Washington Huskies rushes against the Oregon Ducks on November 5, 2011 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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I'm sure when the Arizona St. Sun Devils began conducting their head coaching search, Dan Cozzetto was not considered as one of the premier candidates for the job. Yet here the Washington Huskies assistant coach stands as one of the next men on the list.

Cozzetto has been the run game coordinator and the offensive line coach of the Huskies the last three years with terribly mixed results. Washington enjoyed a fairly balanced run attack in 2010, but they were only average the last two seasons. The Husky offensive line has been fairly good against the best teams while being woefully inconsistent against the good teams.

Why would ASU hire Cozzetto? Well, he is a Sun Devil, so he knows plenty about the program. He's had almost a decade of experience. Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports.

Cozzetto, the Huskies' offensive line coach and run-game coordinator, has been at UW since 2009. He has coached two stints at Arizona State — offensive-line coach and offensive coordinator from 1992-99 under coach Bruce Snyder and tight-ends coach under Dennis Erickson in 2007-08.

A tweet from CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd said Cozzetto was in the mix at ASU. And a tweet from FootballScoop.com said "he's got half the former players supporting him."

To discuss the idea of Cozzetto leading the Sun Devils, head to House of Sparky to talk about it with ASU fans, or go to UW Dawg Pound to talk about it with Washington fans.