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January 10, 2009 at 10:09 PM

January answers, volume five

A couple more answers. …
Q: Did receiver Devin Aguilar ever decide to walk-on the basketball team?
A: He’s not going to do it this year. UW coach Lorenzo Romar said this week that Aguilar decided it was more important to concentrate on football right now with a new coaching staff coming in than trying to play basketball. But that doesn’t rule out that he might try again some other year. Romar said he has spoken with Steve Sarkisian and Sarkisian said he doesn’t have a problem with football players playing basketball. One thing making it harder, however, is the lengthening football schedule. As I wrote earlier today, UW is likely to move a game to a week or two after when the Apple Cup is currently scheduled, meaning into the first week of December, potentially. That’s a long haul of a football season to then try to start playing basketball.
Q: Any update on the new uniforms?
A: Nothing yet. As I wrote a few weeks ago, there are some things in discussion, but nothing is set yet. But when there is, I will pass it along.
Q: Question about the UW coaching staff. I have seen that they are allowed 9 assistant coaches,
and it looks like 5 will be on defense, 4 on offense. Where does that leave special teams? Do they have their own coach, or does that fall to one of the position coaches?

A: Johnny Nansen, who is also the DL coach, has been named to coordinate special teams, as well. Nansen also handled those duties during his tenure at Idaho. And that could be one reason to have one more defensive coach — DC Nick Holt has also coached the defensive line, so there will be lots of expertise to put in that area.
Q: Do you think they’ll recruit any JC players that could help out right away? Any thoughts on what would be the best position to recruit?
A: Sounds like they may do a little of that. They already have one commitment from a JC player from TE Dorson Boyce. Scout.com also reports that JC cornerback Dominique Gaisie will take a visit to UW. But the other 15 players listed as having set up visits are all high school players. And not to avoid your other question, but you really need to recruit every position every year, but especially when you have just gone 0-12. UW doesn’t seem to have a glaring numbers deficiency anywhere with so many players returning, so it’s more about just trying to shore up the talent everywhere. But given the lack of depth at QB, I thought that was a critical position this year. And UW has gotten a good one in Keith Price and has a soft verbal from another who may try that position in Josh Moten.
More later.

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