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UCLA still interested in Sarkisian; Do you hate the Angels now?

December 9th, 2011 by cstark

The Los Angeles Times reported today that UCLA is still interested in talking to Steve Sarkisian, but the Washington football coach hasn’t shown any interest in the Bruins’ vacant job. Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable and former Seahawks coach Jim Mora have also been mentioned as candidates.

Washington, by the way, got another verbal committment for the class of 2012 over the weekend when linebacker/fullback Ryan McDaniel said he was going to play for the Huskies. He’s from Torrance, Calif., same as UW coach Steve Sarkisian. Defensive end Cory Littleton of Mount Miguel High in Spring Valley, Calif., committed later in the week. That pushes the 2012 class to 19. Five of the 19 verbals are in-state players. Here’s the complete list.

Washington State also has 19 verbal committments, four from the state. There are no QBs on this list, but you know that’s going to change with Mike Leach coming to Pullman. This might be a good spot for Jake Heaps, who has decided to transfer from BYU. After sitting out a year, he would be a junior in eligibility wherever he lands. Between Heaps and promising freshman Connor Halliday that would give the Cougs some pretty good depth at that position.

Former Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck and Husky QB Jake Locker, now teammates with the Tennessee Titans, ham it up for ESPN.com’s Kenny Mayne, a former quarterback at Wenatchee CC and Pacific Lutheran University. Funny stuff.

The Angels spent $331.5 million to sign slugger Albert Pujols and pitcher C.J. Wilson. Everybody always complains about the Yankees buying pennants. Well, is it now time to start hating the Angels like so many people hate the Yankees?

Former Garfield and University of Washington star Brandon Roy is reportedly contemplating retirement because of knee injuries that have limited him. Even with bad knees, he was a force, averaging 19 points over five NBA seasons. If the Portland TrailBlazer gives it up, he’ll still go down as second-greatest basketball player born and raised in Washington state. The greatest? NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton.

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2 Responses to “UCLA still interested in Sarkisian; Do you hate the Angels now?”

  1. Joshua Scott Beranis Says:

    C.J. Wilson said if it was about the money, he would be a Marlin. I don’t believe him. Once you’re rich, you’re rich. He chose L.A. for quality of life. If you’re famous in L.A. its probably paradise. Miami is miserable, and I don’t care if you’re Bill Gates or Danny Bonaduce, its just an awful awful violent nasty swampy rainy humid death-trap. I don’t even understand how Baseball can even exist there.

  2. Stan in Indianola Says:

    College football is big business, winning on the field = $$$ as people will buy your product. Proven head coaches (Sark, Leach) are valuable commodities that for a few million per year will boost the heck out of your bottom line.
    Why should you hate the Angles? Baseball is setup by the owners (commissioner is an ex owner also) to be every club is on their own to do whatever it takes to be successful, too bad if you happen to be in a small market. This will not change anytime soon until they agree to salary caps or revenue sharing or both.

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