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Per DN: Walker (almost) in, Norton out

While we are basking in victories of Bruin hoops, there is some news on the football front. From the Daily News today, Walker gets closer:

UCLA coach Karl Dorrell met with Washington Redskins assistant DeWayne Walker for the second time in less than a week Thursday, and it appears Walker will accept the vacant defensive coordinator position, sources said.

Walker, a former associate head coach at USC under Pete Carroll, will be allowed to hire his own defensive assistants, but he is not expected to replace the entire defensive staff, sources said.

According to sources, Walker has already held conversations with several colleagues about becoming members of his staff.

UCLA has been without a defensive coordinator since Larry Kerr, who also coached the linebackers, was fired Jan. 17. The change in staff is expected to include a new defensive line coach. As reported earlier, defensive line coach Thurmond Moore is not expected to return, sources said.

Meanwhile, it doesn't appear USC linebackers coach Ken Norton, a former All-American at UCLA, will join the Bruins. Norton and Dorrell spoke over the weekend, but Norton no longer appears to be a marquee candidate, sources said.

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