Husky Football Blog
Times reporter Bob Condotta keeps the news coming about the Montlake Dawgs.
January 26, 2008 6:34 PM
Posted by Bob Condotta
There will be no official announcement today of Ed Donatell as UW's new defensive coordinator, but it is expected to happen soon.
One source said that final details of his contract are being worked out and that has to be completed before anything can be announced. It is expected that Donatell will get a two-year detail similar to what UW was also offering DeWayne Walker before he opted to stay at UCLA.
Danny O'Neil, who covers the NFL for us, was able today to talk with Patrick Kerney of the Seahawks, who played for Donatell with the Falcons.
"It's not like you say he's a pressure guy,'' Kerney said. "He's not a certain coverage guy. He's a guy willing to adjust week to week to take on the opponent. He's not married to anything or too proud to adjust."
Asked how he'll fit in with college given that the majority of his experience is in the NFL Kerney said: "I think he'll be great. He'll give the kids a huge leg up as far as an opportunity to play in the NFL just what he'll make them know about the game. It will be demanding, but I think it will pay dividends."