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January 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Saturday update — Ta’amu, Kelemete invited to NFL Combine, and more

No snow where I am. But more than a few notes to pass along. …

— And I’ll start with the news that there’s no new news on the Tosh Lupoi/UW DL coach search front. ESPN.com’s Greg Biggins Tweeted last night that he sees Lupoi coming to UW only if the Huskies offer “an Albert Pujols deal.” Some think UW is trying to do just that, upping the ante with every offer. And that may mean there won’t be any real news on this until the day UW announces a hire as the Huskies may keep trying until the very end. Husky coach Steve Sarkisian said yesterday in talking about the search in a general sense that UW would not rush the hire — with every other spot filled and enough coaches to handle recruiting for this class, the Huskies don’t necessarily have any urgency to make a hire now.

— In apparently more definitive news, CollegeFootballNews.com says it has the lists of the invitees for the NFL Combine — here’s the offense, and here’s defense/kickers. Only two Huskies are listed — DT Alameda Ta’amu and OT Senio Kelemete, with early invitees such as Chris Polk not yet included. The Combine is Feb. 22-28, and these lists often change.

— As I type this, former UW safety Dashon Goldson, now with the 49ers, is returning an interception deep into New Orleans territory, further capping a season that has seen him already invited to the Pro Bowl. Another former Husky, WR D’Andre Goodwin, is slated to be on the active roster for the Broncos tonight against the Patriots. Austin Sylvester, however, was waived yesterday when Denver needed a long snapper.

— The NCAA Division I Board of Directors today decided not to cut football scholarships from 85 and postponed for now a proposal to award all athletes an extra $2,000.

— Former Husky Sanjay Lal has been hired as the Jets’ new WR coach.

All for now.

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