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June 12, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Saturday links — Locker judged a late first-rounder?

One of the best days of the year here in Seattle, so I won’t lie and say I’ll be near the computer all day long.
But in doing some quick perusing found a few things worth passing along:
— And separate of all expansion and USC-related stuff, there was an interesting story by Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com reporting that UW QB Jake Locker was judged to be a late first or early second round pick by NFL scouts who attended the National Football Scouting meetings in May. Rang writes that while scouts say Locker has undeniable talent, they want to see him make gains similar to those of a year ago before moving him higher in their evaluations. Locker has always said he didn’t bother to get his evaluation from the NFL before deciding to stay. But stories like this indicate that maybe he had more to gain by returning than has been commonly thought.
— Okay, back to expansion — here’s the latest from Kirk Bohls in Austin, reporting that Texas A&M does not have an offer from the SEC and that it is still expected that the so-called Pac-16 will happen, with the Pac-10 likely looking seriously at Kansas if A&M were to balk. The Dallas Morning News has a similar story. It’s looking like there may not be anything newly definitive on expansion matters until early next week.
— A Lubbock columnist says the dominance of the south doomed the Big 12.
— The Denver Post looks at how Colorado will fit into the Pac-10 with some interesting comments from UCLA’s Rick Neuheisel downplaying the impact it will have on recruiting.
— Here’s an interesting letter to his fan base from East Carolina athletic director Terry Holland, maybe better known as the head coach of the Ralph Sampson-teams at Virginia. Holland says he thinks Texas will keep the BIg 12 together and that the Pac-10’s “quick strike” to get Colorado could “come back to haunt them.”
— On to USC news, Scott Wolf of the LA Daily News says it will be difficult for the Trojans to stay at the level they’ve occupied the last decade.
— USC backup QB Mitch Mustain tells the Orange County Register he’s not going to transfer, in a story that also contains updates on the status of a few other Trojans (most of whom seem to be staying put).
All for now.

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