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August 29, 2007 at 10:24 AM

A few more notes

Here are a few more stories I’ve run across:
— First, I was remiss in not linking earlier our national college football preview stuff today from Bud Withers. First is his column on what to expect this season, including a prediction buried near the bottom of UW to beat Boise State next week. Also, here’s his annual survey of college coaches, getting their thoughts on a variety of topics. Maybe most interesting is their contention that the worst officiating in the country is in the Pac-10, a sentiment many of you, I would suspect, also share.
— Here’s a story from Syracuse on the last (and only) time Tyrone Willingham took a team into the Carrier Dome, a 38-12 defeat with Notre Dame in 2003. Not sure it’s relevant to anything this week but college football is nothing if not tradition and history, so such pieces are always kind of interesting.
— Here’s a piece on Syracuse receiver Lavar Lobdell who was ranked as the No. 7 receiver in the nation in 2005 but had a middling true freshman season with just five catches for 68 yards. Sounds like he’s primed for a better season this year, and certainly one to watch Friday given UW’s cornerback situation. Lobdell is 6-3, 200 so he has decent size. Lobdell is one of the reasons there is so much optimisim about Syracuse’s receiving corps among the team’s fans.
— Sounds as if the knee of starting Syracuse running back Curtis Brinkley is still an issue. Also sounds as if no one has a real clue who takes over if Brinkley can’t go. Listed backups Paul Chiara (59 yards on 17 carries last season) and Jeremy Sellers (a senior who has no carries the past two seasons) don’t appear dangerous at all.
— Here’s a pretty good overview of the legitimate prospects for Syracuse this season.
— Here are some predictions from CollegeFootballNews.com, with the consensus going with the Huskies.
— Finally, Sean Douglas was cut by Tampa Bay Tuesday. By my count, that leaves the only graduating UW players from a year ago still on NFL rosters as Isaiah Stanback (Dallas), Dashon Goldson (49ers) and C.J. Wallace (Seahawks).

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