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January 16, 2008 at 8:51 AM

More on Young and UW

Here is another reference out of Kansas to Jayhawks defensive coordinator Bill Young being in the mix for several other jobs, including UW’s.
For those who wonder why Young might be interested in UW, could simply be money. He reportedly made about $220,000 at Kansas last year and UW was said to be offering in the neighborhood of $350-400,0000 to DeWayne Walker . So if UW is offering others anywhere close to what it was offering Walker, especially if in a multi-year contract, that would definitely be attractive to the right person.
As far as a timetable, word seems to be that the Huskies aren’t necessarily in a huge rush to fill any of their three vacancies — recruiting is pretty much done and there are enough coaches to do what is left — and that it’s possible the other two openings could be filled before the DC job. Often times, once things get to this point, coaches who have jobs prefer to wait until after LOI day to make a move. But all of that is speculation as there is very little real info coming out on this with UW coach Tyrone Willingham saying he will not do interviews until after he has hired a DC.
UPDATE — For those wondering about Young’s background, here are some things I’ve found:
— First, here’s an ad for a video he did on the Zone Blitz package which would lead you to believe that’s something he likes to do — I really didn’t watch enough Kansas this year to make an educated assessment.
— Here is his bio that shows some extensive Pac-10 experience, including at Arizona State and USC.
— And here’s a note from HawkDigest.com suggesting that Young’s defenses aren’t great against the spread but that people at Kansas want him to stay.

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