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September 26, 2009 at 9:42 AM

Greetings from sunny San Francisco

The Huskies awoke here today to a nice, fall morning as they pass the hours until kickoff tonight at 6 p.m.
For those who wonder some of the things the team does on a road trip, the Coach Sark blog has some info.
Road trips always serve as something of renunions for former players who live in the area and among those I saw here last night were Napoleon Kaufman, Manny (Mijo) Austin and Tony Coats. Coats was an offensive linemen for UW from 1995-98, listed at 305 pounds, He now weighs seemingly half that and works in the areas as a chiropractor.
As for the game itself, I wrote this preview story for today’s paper positing that one of the big issues looming today is how the Huskies respond to beating USC and all that came with it.
Stanford pulled the big upset of USC in 2007 but lost the following week and finished 4-8. Oregon State had the big upsets of USC in 2006 and 2008 and used each to jump start seasons that ended in bowl victories.
Today, I think, will really tell a lot about where this season heads as a win would get UW halfway to bowl eligibility by the end September.
It would also give them a win in the beginning of a tough stretch on the schedule — consider that UW plays only two home games until Nov. 28.
In other news. …
— Here’s the preview story on today’s game from the San Jose Mercury News, focusing on the Huskies and the letdown angle. And here’s the SJM’s fact box on the game.
— The San Francisco Chronicle preview focuses on Stanford’s need to contain Jake Locker.
— Some interesting fan reaction to UW’s win over USC in the weekly LA Times mailbag.
— UW commit Deontae Cooper’s team won its 31st straight game last night but the story doesn’t mention his stats.
— UW commit Keanon Lowe had three TDs last night.
— In case you were wondering, Oaks Christian is off this week after the trip to Skyline last Friday. Here’s is Oaks Christian’s schedule.
— Here’s the updated injury report from Ted Miller’s blog.
— Lots of Pac-10 notes and links from Ken Goe.
All for now.

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