Though Washington St. has not officially announced the hire, it looks like former Arizona assistant Joe Salave'a has taken a similar position with the Cougars, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
Salave'a joins David Emerick as former Arizona staff members hired to join new Cougars head coach Mike Leach. Emerick was hired as Leach's chief of staff earlier this month.
Salave'a has a long history on the defensive side of the ball. He played defensive tackle for Arizona from 1994 to 1997 and then spent nine season in the NFL from 1998-2006. He was hired at Arizona after the 2010 season to coach defensive tackles after spending the 2008-2009 season coaching San Jose State's defensive line.
Meanwhile, Rich Rodriguez is still filling out his own staff in Arizona. Rodriguez is still trying to lure West Virginia defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel to come coach his defense. The offensive side of the ball is mostly complete including Calvin Magee as offensive coordinator and Tony Dew as receivers coach. Casteel is the next big domino to fall - if he wants it.