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December 4, 2008 at 4:56 PM

UW’s search firm, more notes

A few more notes for Thursday afternoon:
—- I have confirmed that UW is using the Parker Executive Search firm to help in its coaching search. That’s the same firm UW used for the athletic director search earlier this year. UW paid $75,000 then. I couldn’t confirm how much UW is paying now but would assume it’s in that same ballpark. Here’s a link to Parker’s web site. The company is based in Atlanta.
— Here’s the latest on Mike Leach’s withdrawal from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It does raise a few eyebrows that Leach himself has not said anything yet, but maybe that’s because he’s still pursuing other options (Auburn?). Some interesting comments from the Tech AD, however, that a new deal for Leach could be done in the next day or two.
— Who knows for sure what they were doing on the search front, but UW AD Scott Woodward and president Mark Emmert spent part of their afternoon today making a presentation on athletics to the UW faculty senate.
— On the current football front, UW coach Tyrone Willingham told reporters today that RB Brandon Johnson will not make the trip to Cal for disciplinary reasons. That means Willie Griffin will be the starting tailback Saturday. He also said CB Mesphin Forrester (ankle) is questionable. Also, LB Mason Foster has a hand in a cast but Willingham said it’s a sprain of some sort and he should play. LT Ben Ossai, who missed the WSU game with a concussion, should also play.
All for now.

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