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The Monday Morning Wash

The SEC said no for now to Texas A&M. Most observers thought it was a lock this weekend that A&M was headed to the SEC. The Aggies were fed up with the gluttony of their arch rival Texas and wanted out of the Big 12. The main problems with the move from an SEC perspective was existing media contracts and who would have ended up being the 14th team.

"The SEC presidents and chancellors met today and reaffirmed our satisfaction with the present 12 institutional alignment," said Florida president Bernie Machen, the chairman of the SEC's presidents and chancellors. "We recognize, however, that future conditions may make it advantageous to expand the number of institutions in the league. We discussed criteria and process associated with expansion. No action was taken with respect to any institution including Texas A&M."


The bottom line on all this is the Big 12 isn't going to survive and neither will the Longhorn Network in its current form. I still think that eventually Texas moves West once LN fails to meet revenue estimates and ends up being a losing proposition for all parties involved.

Practice Notes

The Huskies were hit with what originally appeared to be two serious injuries on Saturday night.. DT Alameda Ta'amu is believed to have broken a bone in his hand and CB Quinton Richardson picked up a painful lower leg injury after a collision with Kasen Williams.

Reports that came in later this weekend say that Ta'amu will be OK. The medical staff will put a cast on it and he will be able to play. We also received better news on Richardson. His leg isn't broken and he appears to have either a deep contusion or a high ankle sprain. We should have a better idea about his condition once Sark meets with the press later today.

Who would take over for Richardson if he can't go? Greg Ducre and Marcus Peters immediately come to mind with Ducre having the edge because of a full year of experience.

The coaches are considering moving Erik Kohler back to guard. They either don't like what they have seen out of Colin Tanigawa so far or they are just trying to light a fire under him. If Kohler moves to guard Ben Riva would take his place at right tackle.

Nick Montana has had a good camp so far and he has been steadily whittling away at the gap between him and Keith Price. I don't see any change coming in the starting lineup but it is good to see competition at the position this camp.

No word yet on the status of Antavius Sims, Kyle Lewis and Marvin Hall who are waiting to become eligible.