Links: Holt says Boyles could play; Mays criticized
Defensive coordinator Nick Holt made his weekly appearance on KJR with Dave "Softy" Mahler. And he had a few interesting things to say. One of the more surprising things was the current transition of Anthony Boyles.
Boyles made the transition from wide receiver to corner back this week and has the UW coaches pretty excited, so much so, that he may play next week.
"Corner is a great opportunity is for him," Holt said. "Don't be surprised to see him in there against UCLA."
It seems like a good idea considering that UCLA's leading receiver Taylor Embree is 6-3, 205 pounds, and Broyles also 6-3 could match up better than the Huskies' shorter corners.
Here's a few other highlights from the conversation.
- He loves Everette Thompson's effort, but is frustrated about his ankle injury issues. And said, in a different situation Thompson may have redshirted.
- Jason Wells is ready to go, and we'll see him against UCLA
- He gave himself the grade of a C as a defensive coordinator this season
- Holt wasn't sure if linebacker EJ Savannah is having surgery today or not (I haven't heard that as I type this). But Holt still expects to be in the lineup against UCLA.
UW offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier was on with Elise at Night on KJR.
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Rick Neuheisel gets a little irritated in his weekly press conference.
A politician calls out USC safety Taylor Mays as a headhunter during talk about concussions.
Running back Allen Bradford getting more love from the fans
Oregon will have several key recruits in attendance for Saturday's showdown with USC.
Four of the Ducks had their home broken into when they were up playing against the Huskies.
Oregon's defense is getting some love from SI after the UW game.
Vince Grippi of the Spokesman Review takes a look at the WSU-Notre Dame game, including looking at the finances of the Cougs of this year.
Former TNT employee and all-around good guy, Jeff Nusser, runs the best WSU fan blog, and he offers some Jeff Tuel comparisons.