University of Washington athletic boosters and regular fans have inundated President Mark Emmert, Athletic Director Todd Turner, and football Coach Ty Willingham with hate e-mail over the Huskies' abysmal performance. So found the Seattle Times from a public records request.
Of the 1,000 or so e-mail messages was Ed Hansen's pledge of $100,000 to fund a law school scholarship if Willingham was terminated and another $100,000 to also fund a law school scholarship if Turner was terminated.
Time to take note of Ed Hansen's other tie to UW. He's a UW alum, of course, and a lawyer himself (hence the law school windfall) and former mayor of Everett. He's also a key player behind Everett's bid for the next UW campus. He could be for Everett what a George Russell, Bill Philip, or James Milgard was for Tacoma. Where there's $200,000 to save Huskies football, there may be more for a future UW-Everett.