Bud Withers of the Seattle Times take some time to expound on many of the things we have brought up in the blog over the past few years....what if Reggie Bush had selected Washington? It was really that close...UW was really close to signing Reggie...in fact UW was in the lead up until the last day.
(Side Note: Everybody in the business loves Bud...he is old school in the best way...extremely accurate...and the folks in power share things with him that they are reluctant to share with others.The same thing can be said of Bob Condotta...we are very fortunate to have two college football reporters of that caliber in the Puget Sound area. I think they are among the best in the country.)
We can't predict how the Huskies might have reacted to the unholy liaison between Bush's parents and agent-hopeful Lloyd Lake, but assuming that association would have taken place anyway, Neuheisel could have: a) been fired from Washington in 2003 in the basketball-pool mess; b) raked the Huskies over the coals in the infamous 2005 wrongful-termination trial that shamed just about everybody involved; and c) five years later, been a party to getting the UW in the NCAA slammer.