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January 9, 2010 at 5:41 PM

January answers, volume one

Lots of questions being raised concerning the events of the past few days, so here’s a couple quick answers.
Though first, here’s the latest on the Pete Carroll-Seahawks situation from Times writer Danny O’Neil, who says in essence that it’s going to happen, there’s just a lot of details still to work out. Also worth passing along is this blog entry from Paul Buker at The Oregonian analyzing what might happen with Mike Riley.
Now, onto a couple questions:
Q: Will Carroll raid the UW staff to get back all of those assistants who came to UW along with Steve Sarkisian?
A: There’s a little bit of a misnomer out there about how many assistants Sark brought with him. Reality is that there is just one full-time assistant on UW’s staff who was a full-time assistant at USC — defensive coordinator Nick Holt. The other four USC employees who followed Sarkisian to UW were either support staff (such as director of player personnel Jared Blank), or in the strength and conditioning department (such as head strength and conditioning coach Ivan Lewis). But as for assistants, Holt is it. I haven’t seen Holt mentioned in any rumors making the rounds concerning what Carroll’s staff might look like. One I did see mentioned current New Mexico State coach DeWayne Walker as a possible defensive coordinator and USC DL coach Jethro Franklin coming to the Seahawks in the same position. There are also rumors that he might try to lure Norm Chow to the Seahawks as offensive coordinator.
Q: Is Keanon Lowe still a solid commit to the Huskies?
A: The WR from Jesuit High in Portland gave every indication of that during an interview with Scout.com on Thursday. It’s a pay interview, but I watched it and Lowe is asked flat-out near the end if he is still strong to Washington and says yes (actually, he says “uh huh” or something but it’s definitely in the affirmative). He also says he is making his visit to UW next weekend, when the school will have in a number of players who have already committed for their official visits. He also talked a little about how he was playing cornerback at the Army All-American Game, a position he hasn’t played in two years, but that he plans to play WR at UW.
All for now, but feel free to use the comments section of this post to throw out more questions and I’ll try to get to as many as I can as quickly as I can.

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