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November 13, 2007 at 9:09 AM

Tuesday links

Here’s our story for today on the Pac-10 ruling from Monday, which includes a few new quotes from conference officials.
— Here’s a good source for Cal news, though there wasn’t much to be found today in the Mercury News.
Jon Wilner’s blog in the Mercury News also often has lots of Cal news and notes and you can find a good review of the USC loss in there.
— The San Francisco Chronicle also covers Cal well and had this story on Monday on the Bears’ bowl chances.
— Today is Tyrone Willingham’s weekly press conference so we will hopefully find out a little more about Jake Locker. But I would suspect that this will be one of those deals where they will want to see him practice for a few days and then decide what to do. So I wouldn’t expect an announcement today one way or the other. I don’t know what Fox Sports said but don’t know why they’d know more than what the school has said about it. Guess techinically he’s out indefinitely since that could mean just about anything. But the official stance is he may be able to play this week, but it’s too early to tell. My hunch is that they will prepare as if Carl Bonnell will be the guy and then see what happens. Certainly, they have to get Bonnell more reps this week.
— I didn’t hear what Hugh Millen had to say with Mitch this morning (busy getting the kids on the bus). But I’ve read what he apparently said, that few coaches who start out with winning percentages as low as Willingham has through three years ever succeed at that school. If I see Millen this week, I’ll try to ask him about it to summarize it here.
— Along those lines, here’s a story I wrote the day of the Syracuse game recapping how critical third years for coaches at Washington have been. The really successful coaches at UW had big third years that foreshadowed their later success (James, Owens). Others began to exhibit cracks in the armor in their third years (Lambright, Neuheisel). In general, third years pretty much indicate where things are headed. But obviously there are exceptions and the final three games could still tell a lot about where things are, indeed, headed. Big difference between 6-7 and 3-10. Still, I’ll try to break down a few such non-UW examples in future days of coaches and their third years.

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