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January 12, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Monday afternoon notes

Not an official question-and-answer thread, just some answers to some questions….
— A couple people asked for a re-run of the recruiting schedule the rest of the way. So here it is:
Jan. 12-15 — Dead period (meaning no visits, no in-person contact of any kind). This is a dead period because this is when the American Football Coaches Association convention will be held in Nashville. (I’m told Steve Sarkisian is not attending the convention, so while this is a natural place for assistants to search and find jobs, unsure if there will be much UW-related news coming from this if Sarkisian is here, instead).
Jan. 16-17 — Quiet period (meaning coaches can have in-person contact with a player only on campus).
Jan. 18-Jan. 31 — No restrictions.
Feb. 1 — Quiet period.
Feb. 2-5 — Dead Period.
There are three weekends left for hosting recruits — Jan. 16-18, 23-25, 30-31-Feb. 1 — and UW will have recruits in all three weekends. So there should be a lot more news coming next week and the following few weeks.
Letter-of-intent signing day is Feb. 4.
— I mentioned the other day that there had been some discussion about moving the LSU game to a Thursday night, but that it was really unlikely it would happen. Word today is that it assuredly will not happen. However, the game is expected to be televised on ESPN.
— The note earlier today about WSU being reluctant to move the Apple Cup to the first weekend of December enticed a couple of you to ask the obvious question — why? What I’m told is that the biggest thing is just a general reluctance to play a game that late, in part because that starts to bump up to finals and also because it’s just something they’ve never done and they’d like to keep as close to the traditional date of the Apple Cup as is possible. As mentioned then, however, WSU also is currently scheduled to play 12 games in 12 weeks next year, so the Cougars are also looking at ways to get some byes in their schedule.
All for now.

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