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April 8, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Is the Clarence Trent experiment over?

I see that UW defensive coordinator Nick Holt was on with KJR’s Dave “Softy” Mahler and said that the Clarence Trent experiment may be over.
As fate would have it, I’m on campus at the moment and ran into Holt shortly after he was on with Mahler and he confirmed that Trent may indeed have already given up football.
Holt said that Trent had talked to UW coach Steve Sarkisian on Wednesday and “said he might not be into doing it anymore.” Holt said that it would become official today if practice begins and Trent is not there.
“We’ll find out today if he shows up,” Holt said.
Trent had Tweeted earlier in the week that he might not be into playing football anymore, writing that he spent the weekend thinking about the good and bad of playing football and that “this whole football thing is not for me.”
But he showed up to practice on Tuesday and had decent play on the final play of the day, closing to make a hit on a run up the middle by Johri Fogerson. Afterward, Sarkisian said he was pleased with the progress of Trent, who just concluded his freshman season with the basketball team and then decided to turn out for football.
The team had welcomed Trent’s presence since the team has some sudden depth issues at defensive end due to the losses this spring to injury of Kalani Aldrich and Everrette Thompson, and the indefinite suspension of Andru Pulu (with indications that he’s possibly gone for good).
Sarkisian indicated last week that Trent, who apparently hadn’t played a full season of football since his freshman year of high school, would be moved to a football scholarship, which would open one up for the basketball team.
That will all obviously be a moot point if Trent does indeed quit football. Trent has participated in four practices so far. Tuesday’s was the first in full pads.

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