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December 21, 2007 10:27 AM

Friday links, notes

Posted by Bob Condotta

For those of you complaining about some of the changes on the blog, I'm told the tech guys are continuing to work on some things and that some tweaks (to use a football term) are still to be expected.

As for what's going on out there, everything you might want to know about Mike Bellotti's dalliance with UCLA can be found here.

One of the best pieces is this column by George Schroeder in the Eugene Register-Guard attempting to explain why Bellotti would want to move.

I also wonder if Bellotti looking at making such a move doesn't point out that for all it has done the last decade, there aren't still some inherent differences between schools like UCLA and schools like Oregon. Would a guy who'd been a successful coach at UCLA for 13 years ever think to leave for Oregon?

A good place to keep up-to-date with it all is here on the LA Daily News' UCLA blog. I like the comparison of coaching records of Bellotti and Karl Dorrell the past five years --- Bellotti is 25-17 in Pac-10 play the last five years and Dorrell is 24-18.

--- Obviously, the Bellotti news has implications for UW's search for a new DC with DeWayne Walker's future uncertain. Haven't seen anything yet that addresses what kind of plans Bellotti might have for Walker, unlike Rick Neuheisel, who has apparently said he'd try to keep him at UCLA.

--- With Neuheisel and Bellotti apparently now competing for the same job, hard not to remember some of their "tiffs'' from their days coaching against each other when Neuheisel was at Colorado and UW. Wonder if Bellotti gets the job if he'll tell Neuheisel "resume, baby.''

--- Here is an update on the Cougars from our paper today that includes a couple of Husky-oriented notes, so I'll pass it along, specifically a comment from new coach Paul Wulff on how he'd like to put some fun back in the Apple Cup rivalry, hence his comment about not liking the color purple.

--- All of Michigan's assistants have been fired meaning defensive coordinator Ron English will need a new job and could be a consideration here.

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