With games over and recruiting done, maybe the next big football event is the NFL Combine, when former college players are tested in all manner of ways by pro scouts.
The official list of invitees was released today and it includes four Huskies — RB Chris Polk, DT Alameda Ta’amu, OL Senio Kelemete and WR Jermaine Kearse. The names of the first three were released a while ago. And while there’d been rumors that Kearse had been invited, this is the first official confirmation I’ve seen of it
Polk, Kelemete and Ta’amu all played in the Senior Bowl while Kearse was not in any of the post-season games, making this his first real opportunity to get before the collective scouts in person.
The Combine runs Feb. 22-28. More details here.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Bryan Fischer of CBSSport.com reports the Pac-12 appears to be ruling out playing neutral site regular-season games.
— Stanford LB Shayne Skov was recently arrested for a DUI and WSU LB C.J. Mizell for fourth-degree assault (neither player played against UW last year as Skov was out with a knee injury and Mizell also had a somewhat mysterious injury (detailed here) for the Apple Cup).
— Dr. Saturday breaks down the rest of the morning’s news.
— Finally, on a morning that breaks without a lot of college football news, I’ll pass along the Seattle Times poll for today that asks a question in relation to the big news over the weekend — that plans for building a new arena in Seattle appear to be getting pretty serious.
The Times is asking whether an NBA or an NHL team would be the preference of fans, so go ahead and vote below: