First, wanted to pass along some news regarding former Washington wide receiver Kevin Smith, who opened some eyes last week during his UW Pro Day workout.
Smith has already had a foll0w-up workout with the New England Patriots, and he has a workout scheduled with the Seahawks later this month. Six other teams have inquired about him.
Smith, coming off a torn ACL in December 2011, emerged as a go-to guy for Keith Price last season, finishing the se 50 catches for 765 yards and four touchdowns. He was also a great locker-room guy for the Huskies last season, and he’ll surely get a shot to stick somewhere in the NFL.
- It’s a complicated issue, but the Pac-12 is moving closer to reducing the number of night games next fall, reports Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News. Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott has been under “significant pressure from Pac-12 presidents/chancellors” to reduce the number of night games, and negotiations with ESPN and Fox have stalled. But the Pac-12 is, Wilner reports, considering moving some Pac-12 Networks broadcasts to the afternoon slot and only broadcasting them regionally. Again, a lot of moving parts with this, but Wilner has done a nice job laying out the details.
- An interesting read on one SEC booster — The Bag Man — who details how he pays recruits.
- A big blow this week for Oregon, which lost top receiver Bralon Addison to a torn ACL.
- Q&A with new Cal defensive coordinator Art Kaufman.
- Baseball America is projecting UW to host a regional playoff series. That’s never happened.