Mike Riley may not stay unemployed for long.
On Wednesday, Oregon State agreed to hire Washington co-offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith, according to various reports.
One of the first reporters on the story was Oregonian columnist John Canzano, who, as usual, was full of interesting information.
Riley, of course, is a Corvallis native and was the head coach when Smith started out at OSU. Smith then finished his career under Erickson after Riley left to become the head coach of the San Diego Chargers.
Canzano mentioned the pair while discussing potential consultant roles. Riley expressed a desire late in his final season here to get back involved more heavily with offense, including playcalling.
It will certainly be interesting to see how Smith's first staff comes together.