Good morning, Auld Lang Syne, etc.
It’s New Year’s Eve, which means it’s time for champagne, party hats and a few hundred variations of the song posted above.
And this year, it also means a bunch of Monday-after-the-season-finally-ends news out of Montlake. Here come some links.
— Here’s our story in today’s newspaper about the official announcement of Chris Petersen’s new staff of assistant coaches (minus a tight ends coach).
— And here’s our short story about Bishop Sankey declaring his intent to enter the NFL draft and forego his senior season at UW.
— The Seattle Times on Sankey and UW’s new coaches.
— USC finally, officially, added Justin Wilcox and Marques Tuiasosopo (and Ivan Lewis) to its coaching staff.
— Oregon took care of business in the Alamo Bowl last night, beating Texas, 30-7, in Mack Brown’s final game as the Longhorns’ coach.
— Arizona State got blasted by Texas Tech in a surprising 37-23 Holiday Bowl loss.
— Arizona faces Boston College this morning in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl (9:30 a.m., ESPN).
— UCLA plays today against Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl (11 a.m., CBS).
Christian Caple can be reached at email@example.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple