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- According to widespread reports, Athletic Director Scott Woodward has elected to join his old colleague Michael Young in leaving the University of Washington for Texas A&M. The university is honestly on a roll in terms of hiring lately, with HC Chris Petersen and President Ana Mari Cauce both looking (in my humble opinion) like clear upgrades, so I'm fairly confident that a suitable replacement can be found if he is indeed leaving.
- Speaking of A&M, UCLA has now seen OC Noel Mazzone poached by the Aggies.
- The ESPN Pac-12 staff recollects some of the under appreciated moments of the Pac-12 season. No mention of UW, but still some good stuff.
- It's being reported that USC will hire Clancy Pendergast as defensive coordinator. You may remember him serving in that exact same capacity in 2013.
- Another Oregon basketball recruit has elected to transfer, this time a four-star true freshman named Trevor Manuel. It really is amazing that Oregon can constantly turn over the roster and consistently make the tournament. Altman is like a dark sorcerer.
- A few years ago, Pac-12 basketball was pretty much the laughing stock of the so-called power conference, a concept which holds far more weight in football than basketball. Now, after the first week or so of conference play, the Pac-12 boasts eight teams in the top-50 in terms of RPI. And no, Washington is not one of the eight, and they still look mighty dangerous.
- The young and talented Cal Bears lost to Oregon 68-65 for their Pac-12 loss of the season. It looks like this conference will once again devour itself during Pac-12 play before unleashing a bunch of underrated teams come tourney time.