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Two-year contract to lure UCLA's Walker?

Even with full silence at UW, all indications point to UCLA assistant DeWayne Walker as Tyrone Willingham's top choice for the Huskies' defensive coordinator position.

However, Walker may have other options.

According to several reports, Walker met with UCLA officials Wednesday morning about the Bruins' head job, and then had a face-to-face meeting with Willingham later in the day.

Some reports indicate that Willingham may have sweetened the pot by suggesting a two-year contract, which could ease Walker's concerns about the fate of the UW staff beyond the 2008 season.

However, there's no way to sweeten the pot enough if UCLA offers Walker. He and former UW head coach Rick Neuheisel have been interviewed twice. Temple coach Al Golden also interviewed, but as since taken himself out of the running. Also, LA sources indicate the interviews -- even the list of candidates -- may not yet be complete.