There has been no confirmation from either university, so my story in the Wednesday paper stops short of calling it a done deal.
However, Walker has long been identified as coach Tyrone Willingham's top choice to replace Kent Baer, who was dismissed after the defensively dismal season.
Rick Neuheisel, who recently beat Walker out for the top job at UCLA, said he had hoped Walker would stay on with the Bruins.
Meanwhile, one certainty. Former Michigan defensive coordinator Ron English, whose name also had been mentioned in connection with the UW job, has signed a two-year contract to become defensive coordinator at Louisville.