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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

July 31, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Pac-10 media day (after)

Pac-10 media day, the semi-official kickoff to the season, is over. Sounds like UW coach Steve Sarkisian will spend another day or so in LA and then head back to Seattle, with the coaches back in the office full time next week preparing for the start of practice on Aug. 10. The players, as mentioned yesterday, will take next week off as a final rest period before the season begins.
The next official event for any of them is a season kickoff press conference a week from today. Until then, not much is expected to happen in what is the last real lull in the college football season until after LOI day in February.
We linked some of the media day stories last night, but here are a few more:
— Here’s a story on Sarkisian from SCPlaybook.com in which he talks about his plans for preparing Jake Locker for the NFL and the importance of bringing a few staff members with him from USC.
Scott Wolf of the LA Daily News has an interesting note about asking Sarkisian whether he’s thought about wearing white jerseys for the home game against LSU. Sarkisian said he has but isn’t likely to do so. Wolf also notes that Sarkisian and Pete Carroll seemed pretty friendly at media day, indicating any talk of brewing animosity between the two may be overblown.
— CBS.com’s Dennis Dodd looks at how USC seems to keep evading penalty despite the constant whiff of scandal. (You know my thoughts — I think we still need to wait for the NCAA/Pac-10 to do whatever it will do before really casting judgment).
— The Arizona Daily Star has an interesting quote from new Pac-10 commish Larry Scott on the possibility of expansion. He says it’s “not the first order of business” and that it’s “not just a football issue.” Sounds pretty much like status quo on that one.
— SI.com actually has a transcript of the interview Scott did on Wednesday with a few reporters.
— The LA Times notes the absence of big offensive playmakers at media day.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller has lots of links, as well.
All for now.

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