Does Nate Robinson want to try football again? And what about the draft prospects of UW’s seniors? That, and more, in today’s links. …
— We’ll start with this interesting note from the never-boring Robinson that if the NBA lockout continues, he may try his hand at football. Robinson played a memorable year at UW in 2002 as a true freshman, emerging as a starting cornerback for the final half of the season and making a few big interceptions down the stretch, including late in UW’s win over a No. 3-ranked WSU team in the Apple Cup in Pullman. Reading this reminds me of the time Robinson, in all apparent seriousness, told me during his UW days he thought he could play all three major sports at once — in the NBA, NFL and baseball. He said he thought if nothing else, he could make a baseball roster as a pinch-runner/defensive specialist type player. Certainly, he hasn’t gotten where he has by thinking small.
— The National Football Post has some interesting and pretty frank evaluations of the draft prospects of some of UW’s seniors.
— Meanwhile, no UW players are mentioned in Mel Kiper’s latest listing of the top seniors and juniors (but here’s a roundup of the Pac-12 players that are mentioned).
— The Orange County Register lists Steve Sarkisian fifth in its ranking of Pac-12 coaches, behind Chip Kelly, Mike Riley, Kyle Whittingham and Mike Stoops. They are also allowing readers to vote on who they think are the top coaches in the Pac-12.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller looks at Washington’s financial picture as part of the site’s “Pay for Play” series.
— Rivals.com has a story on Zach Banner and Josh Garnett.
— I know this is a big moment for a lot of people that NCAA Football 12 is out today.
— Phil Steele is asking readers to vote on their pick for every BCS conference game.
— The NCAA may deregulate electronic communication with recruits.
All for now.