In today's edition of The Daily 12-PAC we take a look at who will be taking part in Washington's Pro Day. Also, could the University of Oregon be Repeat Violators? Why WSU assistant Eric Russell left Tennessee. And which colleges have the most school spirit.
See you on the dark side.
Today 16 former Washington players will participate in Pro Day at UW's Dempsey Indoor Facility. Here is a list of the drills that will take place, and the players who will participate.
After impressive showings at the NFL Combine, Chris Polk and Alameda Ta'amu will be looking to raise their stock even higher. Today will also be a big day for Senio Kelemete as he attempts to solidify himself a 1st-round pick.
Jeff Martin of the Oregonian takes a look at the NCAA's "Repeat Violator' tag, as it relates to Oregon. We've talked about this label a little bit before here at the DTP.
To be a Repeat Violator, rules had to have been broken within a 5-year window following the starting date of a previous "major penalty". Oregon began serving a penalty in May of 2004. The current allegations date between 2008-2011. So "Repeat Violator" could be in play. However, it is my belief that it isn't.
Repeat Violators don't get the benefit of a summary disposition, they must face the Committee on Infractions. Oregon appears to be engaged in the summary disposition process with the NCAA, thus, it seems unlikely the NCAA will be placing the RV tag on the Ducks.
CoachingSearch.com Interviewed new Wazzu assistant Eric Russell recently about why he left Derek Dooley's Tennessee program.
Russell talks glowingly about the opportunity in Pullman to focus on being a special teams coach and how great a setup it if for him on Mike Leach's staff.
But in an earlier interview with the Spokesman-Review, Russell basically said that Tennessee is a sinking ship:
"I think at Tennessee, it was going to come down to how many games you won the next year, and unfortunately nobody's got a crystal ball."
Regardless of why he left UT, Coug fans got a good coach, and that's all that should matter to them.
Stumbled across this list of the "23 College Campuses With The Most School Spirit", defined as, " where students are overflowing with enthusiasm for their alma mater."
The PAC-12 is well represented on the list, including DTP'ers Washington State and Oregon State. Strangely, Washington and Oregon didn't aren't listed. Check it out to see what schools made the cut.
To join in on the discussion and find more great college football commentary and analysis, make sure you head to SB Nation's Pac-12 football blog, Pacific Takes.