I am not surprised. Sark is more of an NFL type coach than a college coach. Pete Carroll is running away with the coach of the year vote last I saw and Sark was Pete's biggest disciple at USC, so there could be a "coattails" factor. Also, what he accomplished UW inheriting a 0-12 team is actually pretty impressive, no matter how much we've come to take 7-6 seasons for granted.
Something tells me that he won't be going to the NFL this offseason. But if UW finishes with 9 or 10 wins next year (very possible) and Carroll has the Seahawks as the #1 seed in the NFC, I think he'd be about as hot a commodity as Chip Kelly currently is, even if Kelly deserves it more. I think a lot of people will look at Sark as a chance to hire the next Pete Carroll.
I have to wonder how many offers Saban has heard in the past month?