Though first, another reminder of our live chat today at noon. …
— The first link this morning is Part Two of Ted Miller’s interview with new UW defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, which focuses more specifically on the Huskies. Nothing hugely revelatory as the stuff about the schemes — wanting to take the spring to determine what best fits the talent on hand — is basically what he said during his one previous media session last month.
Maybe most interesting is that Wilcox says they will look at moving some players around at linebacker. I’m not sure if he means just moving linebackers around or moving players from other spots to linebacker — could be some of both. Obviously, if they go to more of a 3-4, every LB spot is a little different than it was in the past, anyway, and they’d need more guys there.
He also says UW will play a lot of nickel. The reality is that UW played a lot of nickel the last few years, as well, so that’s not necessarily anything new — the Huskies were basically in nickel the entire Alamo Bowl. But no doubt, things are bound to look a little bit different on defense this year.
— Here’s a good interview of Jake Locker from his local church, including lots of detail about some of his days at UW — not sure I’ve ever heard him talk quite that frankly about the severity of his 2008 thumb injury, for instance.
— Kind of a quirky story here about the sale of Rick Neuheisel’s house in Bel Air and the interesting background of the listing agent (who could have known?)
— A look at USC at the halfway point of spring.
— LSU’s spring game is Saturday and Zach Metterberger continues to hold down the QB spot.
— Paola Boivin of the Arizona Republic examines what’s next for ASU under new AD Steve Patterson.
— An Oregon fan ponders the increasing secrecy surrounding the UO program.
— Oregon State is facing a pretty severe lack of depth on the OL as it enters spring drills.