Roger that, Briscoe. The rooster is crowing and the dots are in tow. It's a good day.
- Spring football is all the talk, and expect it to be for a while. Condotta leads off with a report on Keith Price who is trying to build strength in his legs and trust in his team.
- Dave Boling covered the first practice on Tuesday night and had a pretty good report on the big things that he saw - including a great quote from Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
- An anonymous "staff writer" at TNT (expect a lot more linking to those guys in the near future) also covered the first practice and had a handful of observations that I think will get everyone jacked up.
- Mason Kelley has his take on the team as the spring gets underway. He has a list of "five players to watch". The first is pretty obvious, but the list gets pretty interesting thereafter.
- Also from Kelley, an interesting look at what it is like for the early enrollees as they look to get ingrained into the team as well as to adjust to life away from home and in college at a time when most of the friends are still in High School.
- Jon Wilner broke news a few days ago on the fact that he believes that Steve Sarkisian is now the highest paid coach in the Pac 12. While this is clearly not an "all-in" calculation (if it were, I believe that Sark would be behind Kiffin, at least). This factoid raised some eyebrows, but I think it is a bit overblown. The salary figure for Sark is more a reflection of all of the turnover in the conference as opposed to Sark's prowess as a head coach to date. He is, after all, the second longest tenured coach in the league. Considering that Mike Leach is currently the fourth highest paid guy on the list, I'd say that this is more a "moment in time" thing that will morph considerably over the next few seasons. In the meantime, if you need a loan, send Sark an email at email@example.com
- Desmond Trufant gave an interview to NFL.com that I missed before. You can see the video and read the summary here. Interesting to see how Tru's confidence is growing post combine.
- Congrats to Husky great, Greg Lewis who will be making an appearance on this years College Football Hall of Fame Ballot.
- Another Husky great, Dashon Goldson, is not expected to return to the 49ers which will be of some slight consolation to Husky fans who support the Seahawks. The Bills and the Bengals are the two teams rumored to be interested in signing Goldson to what will be an "elite level" contract, no doubt.
- Husky Basketball is getting interesting following the Huskies victory over USC last night. Percy notes that it was a breakout performance for Jernard Jarreau who, interestingly, was on the floor for most of the end of the game ... an indication that Romar has grown comfortable with what JJ is doing defensively. The win leaves the Huskies in a log jam with a few other Pac 12 teams as we conclude the season and the seeding for the P12 Conference comes into focus.
- While the Men's team begins the surge, the Ladies have struggled mightily since that Oregon game where Kingma set the P12 three's record. Ironically, that was the last time I linked to coverage on them. Let this be the beginning of another streak. It's only weird if it doesn't work.
- Finally, Nigel Williams-Goss makes an appearance in this ESPN review of the Best Point Guard prospects in the nation. Interesting analysis of NWG in this piece.
Question of the Day
The news that Sark has become the so-called highest paid coach in the conference is interesting and timely given the review of the coaching staff just completed by Kirk. The question fo the day is simple: Is Sark worthy of being the highest paid coach in the Pac?