In today's edition of The Daily 12-PAC we check in on a former Husky who's cashing in with the 49ers. Also, two in-depth columns on the NCAA investigation at Oregon, a Cougar gets kicked off the team, and a Beaver hopes to carry his in 2012.
See ya after the jump, folks.
Former Washington star Dashon Goldson was nonexclusively franchised by the San Francisco 49ers over the weekend.
The team still hopes to negotiate a long-term deal will the free safety, and this tag will buy them that time. Goldson made 2 million in 2011, and this deal guarantees him at least 6 million in 2012. Not a bad raise.
Jeff Martin of The Oregonian does a great job laying out Oregon's position with regards to the NCAA, and the details of the summary disposition process they are working towards.
Basically, Oregon is hoping to avoid going in front of the Committee on Infractions. Instead, it is hoping to reach an agreement with the NCAA on what rules were violated. It's a pseudo plea bargain. If Oregon and the NCAA can't agree on the findings, then the case will go before the COI and Oregon will be subject to the full investigative and enforcement processes.
Doyel makes some strong points, and though Oregon fans will be quick to say "oh CBS is affiliated with the SEC, so he has an anti-PAC-12 agenda" or "Oregon just took advantage of a loophole in the system", if you step back and look at this objectively, he makes a compelling case. However, it's important to note, with so much information redacted or not released yet, to make an assumption about the case is premature.
Sekope Kaufusi has been kicked off the football team at Washington State for the ever-popular "violation of team rules".
The guys at WSUFootballBlog do great work, and this piece on Kaufusi is no exception. It's a good look at what to expect from the Leach-era at Wazzu as it relates to discipline.
Sean Mannion is the key to Oregon State's success in 2012, at least that's what we think here at The DTP. OSU returns 17 starters, and that should translate to more production in the win column, but only if the Beavers can get more production out of their sophomore QB.
The most interesting thing we took away from this piece was the fact that Mannion had a better completion percentage than Darron Thomas, Brock Osweiler, Marshall Lobbestael, Kevin Prince and Zach Maynard. Not bad company. A huge sophomore campaign and Mannion may get mentioned with a certain QB down in Los Angeles, too.
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