Husky Football Blog
Times reporter Bob Condotta keeps the news coming about the Montlake Dawgs.
December 21, 2007 12:09 PM
Posted by Bob Condotta
First, sounds as if Mike Bellotti is staying at Oregon. So is it back to Rick Neuheisel?
Also, here are some more answers to some of your questions, a process interrupted a bit by the overhaul of the blogs. So here we go.
Did Jake Locker have surgery? There are rumors that his arm is in a sling?
No, he didn't have surgery. A UW spokesman said Locker had an infection in his arm, apparently the elbow, and was treated with antibiotics, so his arm was apparently in a sling for a day or so. But it's nothing serious, a "run-of-the-mill infection'' so absolutely nothing that would impact him long term.
What happened with Emeka Iweka?
As far as I know, he's at Arizona Western Junior College with plans to play there next season. He didn't play there this year as he was still recovering from an Achilles injury suffered last winter playing basketball. By the way, Keauntea Bankhead played at Arizona Western this year and made 32 tackles as a defensive back after suffering a hamstring injury early on. An Arizona Western school spokesman said he did not know of Bankhead's future plans but it didn't sound as if he had a lot of offers, and nothing apparently from any of the local Pac-10 schools.
Whatever happened to Chancellor Young?
We've detailed this before, but Young was declared academically ineligible heading into the 2006 season and has not been with the Huskies since and won't be. As far as I know, he is no longer enrolled in school and I haven't heard if he has any plans to play football anywhere else. But there is apparently no thought of him playing at UW again.
Are there any concerns about the eligibility of any of the players who have committed to UW for the Class of 2008?
Not a lot, which is one of the things that could make this one of the better classes at UW in quite some time. As always, there are a few players who have some work to do, but as of now, there is a chance that every single one could be eligible for next season. We'll know more in a few months.
Has any school ever had two 1,000-yard rushers, something UW came close to having this year with Louis Rankin and Jake Locker?
Yes, it's happened four times in the Pac-10 alone. WSU in 1988 (Steve Broussard 1,280, Richie Swinton, 1,018); Cal in 1990 (Anthony Wallace 1,002, Russell White 1,000); Oregon in 2001 (Onterrio Smith 1,058, Maurice Morris 1,049); and USC in 2005 (Reggie Bush 1,740, Lendale White 1,302).