A few notes as I watch Baylor appear to be picking up where it left off in the Alamo Bowl last year. …
— Speaking (sort of) of UCLA, I have gotten some of your questions about whether Marques Tuiasosopo might be a candidate for one of the openings on Washington’s staff — there are already some rumors about that that have made their way to Twitter and elsewhere. It’s an obvious thought, with Tuiasosopo’s ties to UW as well as his two years working on Steve Sarkisian’s staff as an assistant strength coach and now his added experience as a receivers coach at UCLA. And as I noted here yesterday, the fact that Eric Kiesau also has a lot of experience working with receivers means the Huskies could shift some responsibilities if desired to get the personnel they want (sort of as they did last year with Johnny Nansen). At this point, though, I’ve heard nothing substantive on this so for now it’s best to put it in the rumor/conjecture stage. UCLA’s season is over after tonight, and as we saw with UW, coaching moves can happen quickly once a team’s season is complete.
— In some significant recruiting news tonight, Eddie Vanderdoes — considered one of the top defensive tackle prospects in the country — told Scout.com tonight he has decommitted from USC and will now consider three other schools along with the Trojans. Those three are UW — which he visited two weeks ago — UCLA and Notre Dame. Scout.com now lists Vanderdoes has having medium interest in all four schools. Here’s a recent SI.com story on Vanderdoes, of Placer High in Auburn, Calif.
— Here’s a good look at Boise State’s prospects for 2013.
— Finally, this is a few days old. But here’s a video of highlights of the Las Vegas Bowl from the Pac-12, which includes some good angles of some of the key plays of the game: