A few quick notes to pass along tonight. …
— Surprising news out of Colorado where Jon Embree has been fired after just two seasons. Here’s the story from Bruce Feldman. The Boulder Daily Camera says Air Force’s Troy Calhoun could be the leader to replace Embree. CoachingSearch.com also says Fresno State’s Tim DeRuyter could be a candidate. Definitely something of a surprise, though a 4-21 record obviously leaves a coach vulnerable these days. When UW was there last week, though, the conventional wisdom seemed to be that he would be back for another year but would have to make heavy staff changes. Washington will not play Colorado the next two years, also missing USC as part of the conference’s schedule rotation.
— A spokesman at Washington State University said there was nothing new to report on what happened after Friday’s game when UW tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was struck on the field by a fan. But he said the situation will continue to be reviewed. “As we do following each home game, we will review procedures to ensure the safety of players, coaches, team personnel and fans throughout each game day,” he said.
— I’ll be on the Husky Roundtable Monday at 8:20 a.m. on KJR-AM with host Mitch Levy and former Huskies Hugh Millen and Chuck Nelson. There won’t be a lack of topics, obviously.
— ESPN.com’s Kevin Gemmell has UW headed to the Vegas Bowl in his latest projections.
UPDATE, 5:40 p.m. — And while it probably seemed a given after the loss to WSU, the latest BCS standings are out and UW is not included after having been at No. 25 the past two weeks.