This is the day most eyes turn to the NCAA basketball tournament, and Times teammate Danny O’Neil is hosting his annual A Day on the Couch live chat.
O’Neil said that as long as I didn’t actually sit on the couch — he said something about a pond in the back I could use — I was welcome to drop by. So, I’ll be on the chat later today, around 11 or 11:30 a.m. or so for a couple of hours. O’Neil rules with a heavy fist, but I would imagine he will allow a few Husky football questions to slip through.
So drop on by.
Here’s the link.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Chris Mortensen has revealed the Wonderlic scores for some of the top QBs available for the 2011 Draft, and reports that Jake Locker recoreded a 20, lowest of the quarterbacks he mentions. Here’s a recent story detailing the Wonderlic’s history. And here’s a few sample Wonderlic questions. An obvious question is whether that score will impact Locker’s draft status. Mortensen’s comments about Cam Newton’s seem to indicate it probably wouldn’t. And as Pro Football Talk notes, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly each scored a 15. Here’s even more of a breakdown on the Wonderlic scores from Mike Sando.
— Well, this slipped a little under the radar, as Steve Dillon — a defensive end from Paraclete High School in southern California and long committed to USC but who didn’t sign until Wednesday — said he would have signed with Washington had it not worked out with the Trojans. This is included in this ESPN Insider story. This story says Dillon was waiting to get an updated SAT score that was finally approved by USC’s Admissions Office, allowing him to finally sign.
— Times columnist Jerry Brewer today compared the late surge of the UW hoops team to that of the UW football team and the Seahawks.
— Opposing Views has an interesting look at the returning offensive firepower in the Pac-12 in 2011. As might be expeced, with Locker departing UW doesn’t rate too highly.
— Some interesting stuff here from Cal coach Jeff Tedford in a live chat he held on Wednesday.
All for now.