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December 1, 2009 at 8:37 AM

Tuesday a.m. links

Before I link, consider this fun UW trivia — the last three times Washington has visited Notre Dame, the Irish coach was gone at the end of the year. Lou Holtz, 54-20 winner over UW in 1996, retired, if that’s the proper thing to call it. Tyrone Willingham, 38-3 winner over UW in 2004, was fired at the end of that season and ended up coaching somewhere else I can’t quickly recall the following season. And now Charlie Weis.
— Here’s a good update on Cal entering the week. Sounds as if Jahvid Best wants to play, but that it’s still uncertain, if not unlikely, that he does. We’ll find out more in a few hours when Cal coach Jeff Tedford holds his weekly press conference.
— Here’s another look at how Cal enters the week from Jon Wilner.
— Lots of Cal notes from the school’s official athletic web site.
Greg Biggins reports that the trip for OL recruit Wade Yandall to UW last weekend was a good one. Yandall also notes that Steve Sarkisian will be making an in-home visit next week — as should be obvious, the UW coaches will hit the road hard next week once the season is over.
FootballCoachScoop.com reports that the finalists for the vacant UNLV job are Willingham, Dennis Franchione, Boby Hauck, Butch Jones and Dirk Koetter. The Las Vegas Sun, however, still lists Nick Holt as a candidate, albeit a distant one, putting his odds of getting the job at 65-1.
— In other Pac-10 news, The Oregonian has a good look today at Mike Riley, who sounds happy to stay in Corvallis the rest of his life (and I’m still convinced if he hadn’t taken the San Diego job when he did in 1999 he might be the coach at UW today — the Huskies had just asked for permission to talk to him when he took that job).
— Here’s an interesting take on the USC-UCLA controversy the other day including some thoughts from Bill Redell, Nick Montana’s coach at Oaks Christian High.
All for now.

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