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April 27, 2010 at 8:33 AM

Live chat at noon, and a few Tuesday links

First off, we’ll have a live chat today at noon. Figure the news of Monday on the move of the UCLA game, and the final week of spring ball, should give plenty to talk about.
Now for a few links. …
— Sounds as if the report is in on one of the more minor potential rules violations hovering over USC — having a paid consultant to attend practices and watch games. The LA Times has the details. Conventional wisdom remains that the report on USC’s more significant issues is due any day now — the meeting was Feb. 19-21 and its typically 2-3 months after those that a report is issued.
— Now that the 2010 NFL Draft is over there are about a million mock drafts (oh, I exaggerate slightly) for 2011 that have quickly been published. All have Jake Locker somewhere in the vicinity of the top couple picks. Here’s one from the Orlando Sentinel and another from The Sporting News, Most/all also mention Stanford’s Andrew Luck and not sure if that’s just everyone parroting what Mel Kiper Jr., said a few weeks ago or an accurate indication that he’s really that highly thought of, as well.
Jon Wilner, meanwhile, takes a specific look at the Pac-10’s 2011 NFL Draft prospects, and has only Locker mentioned of UW players. ESPN’s Ted Miller also has a note on Locker and Luck and the 2011 Draft.
— Wilner also published something I wish I’d thought of — a five-year retrospective of Pac-10 NFL Draft picks. UW and WSU are tied at a distant last with just five draft picks in that time — USC has had a whopping 44, and has had almost as many first-round picks (9) as UW and have had total picks rounds 1-7. Pretty sobering evidence of what’s happened to college football in this state the last half-decade.
Ken Goe of The Oregonian has his final Pac-10 links package of the spring — and apparently of his career as he says he’s been reassigned. He writes that the O’s Pac-10 blog will continue in the fall, but big shoes to fill there as Goe is one of the best around. Good luck in whatever he does next.
Tony Barnhart has a bunch of notes, including a listing of draft picks by conference. As Barnhart recounts, the SEC had 49, Big Ten 34, ACC 31, Big 12 30 and Pac-10 29. Considering having at least one fewer team than the rest of those, the Pac-10 was essentially in line with the rest other than the SEC.
— Here’s a good compilation of assessments of San Diego’s draft, most of which praise the selection of Donald Butler.
— And about two-thirds down this story is a good explanation of how the Eagles plan to use Daniel Te’o-Nesheim.
All for now.

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