Notes: Ex-Husky Cooper missing, Huard possibly headed to KIRO, more

marquiscooperEx-Husky Marquis Cooper missing at sea. It sounds like something out of a movie, but it’s not.  Former University of Washington linebacker Marquis Cooper has been missing off the coast of Florida for over 24 hours now and the situation is looking increasingly bleak.

Cooper, who has spent the past six seasons in the NFL, left on a fishing excursion Saturday with three other men in a 21-foot vessel owned by the ex-Dawg.   The group was expected to return by nightfall, but never made it back to shore.  According to other fisherman who had returned to port, the water had become surprisingly rough over the course of the day.

Rescue teams spent Sunday searching for the boat and its crew, but found nothing amidst clouds and poor weather.  Hopefully Monday will yield better results.  Keep Marquis Cooper and the other three men lost at sea in your thoughts and prayers in the meantime.

brockhuardBrock Huard to KIRO? Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times is reporting that former University of Washington and Seattle Seahawk quarterback Brock Huard may be headed to Seattle’s new 710 KIRO sports radio station as the host of his own show.  The ex-Husky is currently a college football analyst for ESPN, and worked previously as an analyst for Fox Sports Northwest.

According to Condotta (and the purported rumor), Huard would host a midday show from noon-3:00 PM.  That time slot would pit him against KJR’s Dave “Softy”Mahler (10:00 AM-1:00 PM) and Ian Furness (1:00 PM-3:00 PM).

For the time being, this is only a rumor.  But with KIRO switching to its all-sports format on April 1, time is running out for the station to find radio hosts for its daily lineup.  We’ll keep you updated.

Husky softball team 17-0, #1 in nation. The University of Washington softball team improved to 17-0 with wins over the weekend, and are currently ranked #1 in ESPN’s college softball poll.  The team has been engaged in tournaments to begin the season, and will face Alabama–ranked #1 in a rival poll–this coming Friday.

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