As expected, Washington running back Chris Polk will return to the Huskies for his junior season.
In a statement released by the school on Friday, Polk said he thinks it will be better for him to stay at Washington for another season. Polk just finished his redshirt sophomore year with the Huskies and could have declared early for the NFL draft.
Polk is coming off the second-best rushing season in Washington history. He had 1,415 yards, including a career-high 284 – second most in school history – in the Apple Cup and 177 in the Huskies’ Holiday Bowl upset of Nebraska.
EX-COACH DONATES 12 BAGS OF APPAREL
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Fired Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez donated 12 bags of Wolverines apparel to a Detroit-area Salvation Army store.
Maj. John Aren said Rodriguez gave 432 items to the store less than one week after his ouster. The collection includes caps, shirts and jackets, along with some accessories such as gloves and a hand towel. Sizes range from small to 2XL.
The items will be sold or auctioned off today.
Southern California receiver Markeith Ambles has reconsidered his plan to transfer, deciding to stay with the Trojans. Receiver Thearon Collier, however, is leaving USC after a few months on campus. The Miami transfer never played for USC. The NCAA granted a sixth year of eligibility to Houston quarterback Case Keenum, who missed the final nine games of the 2010 season with a torn knee ligament. Quarterback John Brantley will remain at Florida instead of transferring. Tulsa promoted associate head coach Bill Blankenship to head coach, replacing Todd Graham, who took the job at Pittsburgh.