Catching up on a few items of note. …
— I know I’m a little late getting this posted, but Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News listed Justin Wilcox as a possible candidate for the suddenly vacant head coaching job at San Jose State.
It’s important to note that this is just a list of coaches who make some sense, and as Wilner points out, the Spartans would probably have to go way over budget just to even get in the door with Wilcox. Former coach Mike MacIntyre, who was hired today at Colorado, reportedly made around $500,000. Wilcox is due to make $800,000 in 2013 and $850,000 in 2014 at UW.
But there are also a couple of reasons it makes sense to at least include Wilcox on the list — he has familiarity with the area due to his three years as an assistant at Cal (plus, his father was an NFL Hall of Famer with the 49ers); and the SJSU AD is Gene Bleymaier, who was formerly the AD at Boise State when Wilcox worked there, so the two obviously know each other.
But for now, it’s just a name on a list.
— Daquawn Brown, a cornerback from Dorsey High in Los Angeles who was one of the eight players to visit UW this weekend, has instead committed to Washington State. Brown told Scout.com he wants to play early and thought he “fit in better” at WSU and that it wasn’t anything against Washington, just where he thought he’d fit best.
— ESPN.com’s Pac-12 blog has an early primer on the game, noting among other things Boise State’s lack of turnovers — just 15 on the season.
— The MountainWestConnection also has an early look at the game.
— A bit more from Boise State’s press conference today.
— Sports Illustrated rates Bellevue as the No. 1 high school team in the country.
— FootballScoop.com reports that former UW assistant Trent Miles — now the head coach at Georgia State — is adding another former UW assistant to his staff, J.D. Williams. Williams was an assistant at UW during the Tyrone Willingham era and is the older brother of Curtis Williams. He was recently let go at UNLV.
— Finally, here’s UW’s official season highlights video, which was part of the team banquet last night and is now on YouTube:
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