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January 2, 2008 at 9:30 PM

A little more on Walker

Here’s a link to the story we’ve just posted on the news that DeWayne Walker is staying at UCLA.
I’ll add a few more things:
Rick Neuheisel acknowledged that keeping the two other coaches Walker wanted to remain on staff was a part of the discussions he had with Walker today. “It was not a pointe of contention,” he said. “I just wanted to make sure that each guy get retained on his own mertis because as you evaluate your staff, you want everybody united on the same front. I didn’t want to have seven guys and then three over here on a separate page. I just wanted to take the time (to make it right).”
— Here’s a complete quote from Walker about his dealings with the Huskies. “I think they did a great job,” he said. “I know coach Neuheisel talked about being a recruit and I felt that way from the University of Washington, and it was a tough decision. It was. I thought Tyrone did a very thorough job through the process and it was the toughest call I’ve had to make in a long time to tell him that I wanted to stay at UCLA. But at the end of the day, it was just the unfinished business and the family part of it and the players andn the recruits and me feeling confident that we can still do this thing. I’m just looking forward to it.”
— As you can see, I talked with Randy Hart who said his future has not been discussed in detail but that until he is told otherwise, he is expecting to come back next season.
— Some of you have thrown out Jacksonville Jaguars assistant Tom Williams as a possibility and that’s a name I’ve heard before and one that makes some sense. As you can see in his bio here, Williams is a former Husky assitant under Neuheisel (1999-2001) before leaving for Stanford, where he was co-defensive coordinator in 2002 and 2003. Williams played linebacker at Stanford from 1989-92, which overlaps with Willingham’s first tour as an assistant there — Willingham was running backs coach at Stanford from 89-91.

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