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January 15, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Jan. 15 questions, volume one

Wow, if only wish my wife responded like this when I ask for something around the house.
Anyway, great response to my request for some questions today and I’ll try to bang out a few answers (and since I’m not sure where we are on the editions of these, I’ll just label them by date).
Q: Any chance the Huskies lose Nick Holt to the Seahawks?
A: Word was it was pretty slim anyway, and now it sounds like the odds are almost none as reports today have the Seahawks beginning to fill up their staff with others (Danny O’Neil has the details here). Among the possibilities, as O’Neil details, is that Gus Bradley stays on as defensive coordinator.
Q: Maybe I missed this earlier, but any word on Auburn’s Chris Young? I know he was kicked off his HS team. Any jeopardy on that situation?

A: Sounds like everything is fine with Young. I wrote this blog item a couple weeks ago detailing his situation, and sounds like he’s good to go to UW as long as he gets academics squared away, which had nothing to do with his suspension.
Q: Any news on the change in the Huskies logo?
A: Not really. I don’t have any better info on that than what UW AD Scott Woodward told us in his live chat with us last month. Here was his answer to that question: “We are in the process of working on a secondary logo, which would be the Husky face. But I want all to know that our primary logo is the block W. The secondary logo will probably be unveiled next fall. And the “weasel” is dying a slow death.”
Q: What is the relationship that Corey Dillon has with UW? I have heard that he kinda got thrown under the bus a bit when he decided to leave early, but I don’t really know the story on the relationship, or even if there is a problem there or not.
A: Dillon has admitted there were some hard feelings at the time over his decision to turn pro. But that was 14 years ago, and as usually happens, wounds heal over time and he’s past those now as he said in this interview with us in September when he was honored as the Husky Legend for the LSU game.
Q: In your interview with Chris Fetters, he said that “USC is expected to retain all the players who had committed when Pete Carroll was coach.” Is Giovanni Di Poalo making a curiosity visit next week or is this serious interest?
A: First off, that wasn’t a direct quote from Fetters but a paraphrase from me, just to make clear. But Fetters does think that, saying it’s unlikely any USC commits will now land here instead. As for Di Poalo, sounds like it’s more a curiosity visit. Di Poalo, a center from Ventura, Calif., is quoted in a story on today saying that “I’m still committed to USC” but that he does want to see who the new OL coach will be.
Q: What job do you think would lure Chris Petersen out of Boise, and do you think if Sark had jumped to USC, Petersen would have been interested?
A: Sounds like Petersen’s pretty happy in Boise — and he keeps getting a raise and an extension every year it seems like — so might take a really good job to get him out of there. I know the thinking before was always that he was waiting for Oregon, and then that came and went before he had a chance. But I would also say there is a little bit of skepticism about Petersen due to the fact that the two BSU coaches before him, Dirk Koetter and Dan Hawkins, didn’t or are not doing all that well in their next jobs. Some wonder if maybe it isn’t Boise and having a lot of natural advantages in that league that is as much to credit for the success there as the coach. I think that was a little bit of the feeling among the powers-that-be at UW and my understanding is that Petersen was never serious in their thoughts last year, which means he wouldn’t have been this year had the job come open.
Q: Does Jim Moore really hate the Huskies or is it all an act? If so, was he mauled by an actual Husky when he was a child or something?
A: Why don’t you just ask him directly? Here’s his web site with plenty of space for comments and questions. Though interestingly, I do know he spent much of his youth in the bleachers at Husky Stadium watching UW games. Maybe it was the hot dogs.
All for now.



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