SEATTLE — Before the season began, Steve Sarkisian started preaching to his Washington players that distractions would not be a viable excuse for any shortcomings.
On Monday, the distractions were about Sarkisian immediately being linked to the USC vacancy after the weekend firing of Lane Kiffin.
“I’m kind of glad you asked. We can get the giant elephant out of the room,” Sarkisian joked.
Sarkisian said that instead of dancing around the rumors, he addressed the situation head on during…