We’ll start today with the news out of southern California that Oaks Christian High in Thousand Oaks is reportedly set to hire Jeff Woodruff as its new head football coach.
Woodruff, as you may recall, was a UW assistant for all but one year from 1980-94, serving as offensive coordinator in 1992 and 1993. He’s also Don James’ son-in-law. He’s most recently been an assistant for Mike Price at UTEP.
Oaks Christian opened in 2000 and almost immediately emerged as a football powerhouse. Among its alums are Nick Montana and Erik Kohler, who signed with UW in 2010, who were on the star-studded team that played Skyline High here in 2009.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Brock Huard says it was solely medical concerns that saw Chris Polk drop, not issues of production.
— Rob Rang calls Polk one of his favorite undrafted signees.
— Mason Kelley has a little story and video on O’Dea’s Tatum Taylor, who has offers from Purdue and WSU, among others, but not yet UW.
— Kelley also has video of Seattle Prep’s Tere’ Calloway, who has offers from Purdue and Colorado, but also not yet UW.
— Portland State is the one UW 2012 opponent still in the midst of spring ball. Here’s an update on its quarterback position.
— And here’s PSU’s spring prospectus.
— A good column from George Schroeder on Darron Thomas’ quandary now that he was neither drafted, nor signed as a free agent.
— ESPN.com rounds up all of the Pac-12’s undrafted free agents who have signed (Cort Dennison and Everrette Thompson are not on the list. Sounds like each may be attending some tryout camps in the next week or so but have not actually signed with teams yet. Dennison reportedly will try out for Miami).
— Interesting stuff from Football Outsiders rounding up all the various draft grades.
— Good stuff on football in American Samoa.
— Former USC RB Dillon Baxter is transferring to an NAIA school.