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July 29, 2009 at 10:39 PM

Wednesday night notes — meet Warren Moon this Saturday

A few notes to pass along on the eve of Pac-10 media day. …
— First, one that doesn’t involve Pac-10 media day, but rather Warren Moon’s autobiography “Never Give Up On Your Dream.” Moon will be signing copies of the book Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble in the University Village near the UW campus. I haven’t read the book, but it gets a glowing review on Amazon.com that would seem to indicate it would be of interest to UW fans, noting that he goes into detail about the 1978 Rose Bowl, among other topics.
— Now for media day. The LA Times has this story previewing the conference this season and says of Jake Locker that “perhaps no player in the Pac-10 means more to his team.” Hard to argue that one.
— The Pac-10 media poll should be out early tomorrow morning, and you can find it here once it is released, as well as info on how to watch the event on the web. I am not in Los Angeles — Bud Withers is representing us there. I plan, however, to monitor the proceedings on-line and and pass along relevant information, though I unfortunately have one morning appointment that may mean a slight delay. Hopefully I can work it all out. Either way, we’ll make sure to get any of the big news on here as quickly as possible (not that there’s an anticipation that there will be any real breaking news on the UW front other than the possibility that Steve Sarkisian may address the eligibility of any of the JC guys. OL Daniel Mafoe remains the biggest question mark with the other four expected to get in other than Johnny Tivao, who already has been learned not to be eligible).
— New Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott will address the media tomorrow. But he also did so tonight in an informal session that ESPN’s Ted Miller nicely condenses here. Miller’s headline gets to the heart of the matter — Scott doesn’t think there will be any major changes in the conference until 2012. That’s in part because, as I’ve pointed out on here before as well, the TV contracts don’t expire until after the 2011-12 season. Miller also reports that Scott “strongly intimated” that there won’t be any major changes to the conference’s bowl agreements any time soon. Scott also said any thought of a Pac-10 Network won’t happen until the TV agreements run out, and he also said that the conference continues to be against any change to the BCS until the end of the current contract, and that there is no serious thought of expansion.
— Speaking of which, I realize as I write this that Withers has just filed his own report on tonight’s meeting with Scott. He echoes what Miller said while also throwing in a basketball note that Scott is more interested in maximizing the conference’s deal with Fox than looking to take the post-season tournament out of the Staples Center.
All for now.

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