NCF Nation: Tim Hundley

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Stanford is the first to begin spring practices -- do you smell the freshly cut grass?

  • Former Arizona defensive end Johnathan Turner, whose career ended after he was charged last spring with sexually assaulting a woman at a party, is considering a plea deal.  
  • The Wildcats' new running backs coach should hit the ground running.
  • To help get acclimated to two new offensive staff hires, California has pushed spring practices back four days.
  • What's going on with JC receiver Tyrece Gaines and his paperwork at Oregon?
  • Stanford has a lot of guys back and a lot of questions this spring.
  • Experience -- lots of it as a defensive coordinator -- is why Tim Hundley is UCLA's new secondary coach.
  • Checking in with the Washington defensive ends, who need to produce more -- a lot more -- pressure next fall.
  • Which Pac-10 team is Running Back U? And here's a list of the top backs each school has produced from 1999-2008.

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

We're throwing at the NFL combine.

  • Former Arizona receiver Mike Thomas continues to be short, but Money Mike also continues to do things that figure to make him a lot of coin when the NFL draft rolls around. Like run faster than Percy Harvin. (And note that former UA OT Eben Britton's 40 time probably won't hurt him either).
  • And... not to let that combine list linger or anything... but who would have thought that USC linebacker Kaluka Maiava would do just as many reps with 225 pounds -- 30 -- as Brian Cushing, and both would leave sure-fire top-10 LB pick Aaron Curry in their dust (25)?
  • Speaking of Cushing... he tries to respond to rumors of steroid use.
  • Speaking of draft prospects, whatever happened to Rudy Carpenter's? He needs to convince scouts that a big arm isn't the only thing that matters.
  • Andy Levitre, late of Oregon State, talks... you guessed it! -- NFL combine.
  • Lots of Pac-10 names -- Patrick Chung, Rulon Davis, Keenan Lewis -- in this combine story.
  • Tim Hundley will leave SMU to become UCLA's new secondary coach. Hundley was Rick Neuheisel's defensive coordinator at Colorado and Washington.
  • It looks like Washington will have an easier time funding new uniforms than funding a massive renovation of Husky Stadium.

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