Finally finishing up the readers’ questions.
Q: barney said:
Forgive me for repeateing this, if I am, but what has/is likely to become of the recruit SC was so proud of last year, George Farmer? I know he was hurt, I know they talked/tried tailback, but I see no mention of him in the forecasts for next year. I hope he hasn’t left for Oregon to room with D’Anthony and I missed it.
A: Farmer is going to play next season. Lane Kiffin wants him to play tailback. Farmer wants to play wide receiver. This will be a spring issue and there might be a compromise with Farmer playing a slotback role. It will be one of the intriguing issues of spring practice.
Q: sam said:
You remember Taylor Mays complained about Carroll picking up Earl Thomas instead of him? Thomas was selected as a starting free safety in the Pro Bowl, while Mays is mostly a special teamer for the Bengals after being traded for a 7th round pick. It’s an ironic story, really.
A: Carroll made a good choice with Thomas. Now all he needs to do is to win some games.
Q: Karrillo said:
What are the rules regarding Oregon communicating with local recruits at the Rose Bowl Game or while they’re down in Southern California.
A: The rules at bowl games are that recruits can attend games if they buy a ticket but cannot visit the locker room or do anything associated with attending a regular-season home game. Oregon would be allowed to contact recruits if it was allowed (like for every other school). So really, the bowl isn’t much different though recruits could have attended bowl practices.
Q: Edward said:
Would you explain, in detail, how exactly this Pac-12/Big Ten deal (scheduling) will work?
A: I haven’t really seen a lot of details yet. Larry Scott said there would be games beginning in 2017. He did not say which schools would play each other. I am wondering though if schools like Michigan, Ohio State or Nebraska would travel to Washington State’s small stadium. That would be a tough ticket.