With the news that Tony Bennett is leaving Washington State for Virginia, comes renewed appreciation for Lorenzo Romar's professed -- and apparently genuine -- desire to remain at Washington for the rest of his career.
I asked UW athletic director Scott Woodward today about the value of that.
"It's great," he said. "Lorenzo is a heck of a coach and we're lucky to have him. It's that time of the year. It will be interesting to watch with three or four really big jobs open right now: Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia and Arizona. Those are formidable jobs and I'm sure there are more to come.
About an hour or so later, the Virginia job was filled and the WSU job was open.
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I asked Woodward if he plans to sweeten Romar's deal in light of the Huskies' return to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
"It's a good contract," he said. "He and I have not sat down yet after the season and had that discussion, but we will. We will do the right thing on that contract when we talk about it."