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Budda Baker: “At the end of the day, this was my gut feeling”

Budda Baker unveiled his commitment to the University of Washington Tuesday on KING-5 on Tuesday, but made it official with a fax Wednesday morning.

I trekked to Bellevue High to speak with the state of Washington’s top-ranked recruit at 7 this morning. Baker said UW coach Chris Peterson told him he would play free safety and include him in a package on offense as well.

Baker committed to Oregon in December, but decommitted in mid-January. He took an official visit to UW the following weekend, a visit to UCLA the weekend of Jan. 25 then said he

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Morning links: Huskies arrive in San Francisco

FROM SAN FRANCISCO — We’re here, too, and will have coverage later this afternoon from the Fight Hunger Bowl press conference at AT&T Park.

Both teams will make a visit to Alcatraz today, too, as part of the scheduled bowl-week activities. They will also practice, though media are not allowed to attend.

Until then, some links and notes to get you started on this Monday before Christmas …

Here’s our game story from the UW men’s basketball team’s 82-70 loss to Connecticut at Hec Ed Pavilion yesterday.

— Here are the game stories from The Seattle Times, the UW Daily and the Associated Press. Read more »


Morning links: A big fish heads to Oregon, plus a report of ASJ’s draft grade

Yesterday’s news is this morning’s links …

— Budda Baker, the star defensive back/athlete from Bellevue, announced on Twitter yesterday that he plans to play for Oregon next season. Add his name alongside Josh Garnett and Myles Jack (and a few others) as local players the Huskies wanted badly but didn’t get (assuming Baker does, indeed, sign with Oregon).

— According to this report from Fox Sports, UW tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins received a second-round grade from the NFL draft advisory committee. Read more »


Morning links: A new problem for the Huskies

Just when you thought the dust was settling on Montlake, it got kicked up all over again.

The Los Angeles Times reported last night that USC and UW are both investigating Huskies defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi.

UW confirmed it is investigating the matter. On to some related links … Read more »


Doug Nussmeier, Chris Petersen rumors picking up steam

Doug Nussmeier and Chris Petersen’s names have been tied to Washington’s coaching search since Steve Sarkisian left for USC, and now ESPN is reporting that both are scheduled to interview for the job before the weekend.

The report comes from Brett McMurphy …

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Some notes on Washington’s coaching search

As Day 4 of Washington’s coaching search nears lunchtime, we have a few links and notes to pass along.

— As first reported this morning by a few outlets, UW linebackers coach Peter Sirmon is leaving UW for USC, a source within the program confirmed to the News Tribune. Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi are also expected to join Steve Sarkisian’s staff at USC, but there is still some uncertainty there. Read more »