I've heard from several people that Washington has asked UCLA's permission to talk to DeWayne Walker about the Huskies open defensive coordinator position.
UW officials would neither confirm nor deny this report ... or likely any report, right up until hires are officially announced.
Walker is UCLA's defensive coordinator and also their acting head coach as they prepare for the Las Vegas Bowl in the absence of former/fired head coach Karl Dorrell.
However, just because UW seems interested in Walker doesn't necessarily mean Walker is interested in UW. Walker remains a candidate for the UCLA head job. And even if he isn't selected he might be asked to stay on as UCLA defensive coordinator under Rick Neuheisel, or he might have options as a head coach or coordinator elsewhere.