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December 22, 2007 2:43 PM

A couple quick notes

Posted by Bob Condotta

Hate to just keep linking papers from Los Angeles, but right now one of the most interesting things for UW fans to watch is what is happening at UCLA --- whether Rick Neuheisel gets the job or whether it's DeWayne Walker.

Brian Dohn's blog is a good one-stop shop and the LA Times also has as good blog.

One person told me the rumor in the coaching ranks is that Neuheisel is going to get the job in the next 24-48 hours, which means he could be in Seattle when he gets the news if that happens --- the Baltimore Ravens play the Seahawks here tomorrow. I don't know if that's ironic or not, but it certainly would be interesting.

Now on to a few more questions:

What is the NFL status for UW's seniors?

The quick answer is this --- not good. One draft analyst told me recently none of UW's seniors is assured of being drafted this spring and that Juan Garcia would likely have been the best prospect had he chose to come out (Garcia has said he is staying for a sixth season). Several players are sure to get long looks, notably Louis Rankin. So far, I have yet to hear of any Huskies playing in any post-season All-Star games. None are listed on the West roster for the East-West Shrine game and rosters for games such as the Senior Bowl have yet to be announced.

Wouldn't Jon Brockman have a great career as a football player, maybe even better than basketball?

It's an interesting thought, since Brockman obviously has the body and mentality to play football. But I would disagree with the assumption that he doesn't have any NBA future --- I've heard scouts like him a lot as a guy who can make a roster and contribute for a long time, though they think he should stay in college four years. I asked Brockman last year about playing football and he said "I loved it'' noting he played until he was a freshman in high school, when he decided to dedicate his energies to basketball. He said he had the most catches for TDs in his middle school and also had a lot of sacks. He actually said he'd love a chance to play football again, but I don't think it's practical to think it would ever happen at UW.


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