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February 27, 2009 at 2:01 PM

Football news from the basketball blog

In case you missed it, I was able to have UW athletic director Scott Woodward sit in for a few minutes during our live pre-game chat prior to the ASU basketball game last night.
A few of the questions he answered revolved around football and I’ll summarize what he said.
— As far as the stadium, he said UW is just “waiting for things to happen in Olympia and nothing has happened yet.” But the expectation is that some sort of legislation will be proposed soon.
— Asked his expectations for the football program next year he said “much improved. Not just incremental, a lot of improvement.”
— Asked if UW will bring back the gold pants with the stripe he said “stay tuned but that’s a good guess.”
— Asked what happens if the renovation funding gets shot down in Olympia he said “we haven’t discussed that yet” and that at the moment, there is no Plan B. Basically, they’d start over.
— Asked about the off-season conditioning of the football players, he said “they are changing body styles. It’s my understanding the OL (offensive line) has lost 11 pounds on average player.”
— He said again the school is phasing out the “ferret”’ logo and that at some point a new logo will be designed, though that hasn’t happened yet. He emphasized it will be designed by the athletic department. The previous logo was designed in consultation with NIKE.
— Asked if they can do the renovation without the $150 million from the legislature, he said no, that the scope is too big. “You have to do the whole entire bowl andn $150 million won’t cover that,” he said.
All for now.

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