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November 16, 2007 at 9:20 AM

Friday notes

Here’s our notebook for today with a lead item on a Husky Stadium update that was planned to be presented to the Board of Regents Thursday instead being delayed until early next year.
Quite a bit actually got cut out of this story, but major points remained in the article, which is that the Sound Transit project is complicating and delaying matters, and that Todd Turner says the ultimate vision for a redesign of the stadium remains the same.
He said the next few months will be spent trying to firm up a way to fund the first phase of the project — and what that first phase will look like.
That phase would likely consist of making some long-needed infrastructure repairs. Turner, however, said such a phase could conceivably include renovating the lower-bowl and taking out the track.
SCHEDULE CHANGE COMING?: Turner also said he has had some talks with UW opponents for next season about tweaking the schedule to change some dates to create a bye. This would not involve changing opponents, just moving some games around, apparently.
As you can see here, in 2008 UW is currently scheduled to play 12 games in 12 weeks without a bye something that the coaches feel takes a toll on the players.
Turner said any such change would not include the Apple Cup as Washington State does not want to move that game beyond its scheduled date.
So maybe that means moving the BYU game up a week and maybe then sliding a team into that date to create a bye in the middle of the season, or something.
LINKS:
— Bill Dwrye of the LA Times says coaches like Tyrone Willingham who consider letting injured players like Jake Locker play are making potentially mind-boggling decisions.
— The Contra Costa Times says Cal QB Nate Longshore still wants to prove himself this season.
— Here’s the Contra Costa Cal blog with lots of good personnel info on the Bears.
Jon Wilner’s College Hotline has lots of good stuff, including a post wondering what’s gone wrong with Longshore and DeSean Jackson.
— The San Francisco Chronicle offers a breakdown of Cal’s bowl chances. The Chron also has a notebook leading off with the news that defensive back Brandon Jones, a graduate of O’Dea High, will have a key role on kickoff coverage this week as the team’s gunnner with Jahvid Best out.
— Lots of good stuff on the Oregon loss here — as I wrote last night, Dennis Dixon may have clinched a lot of player of the year awards by getting hurt and showing just how valuable he was to that team.
— Here’s a good column from the Arizona point of view.

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