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October 28, 2009 at 8:30 AM

Wednesday a.m. links

Bad breaks, bad finances, and more. …
— First, in the bad breaks department, here’s my story today on E.J. Savannah, who suffered the third broken bone in his hand in Saturday’s game. I think we initially reported that he rebroke his thumb in the game because that’s how it was relayed to us afterward. But Savannah said it’s a separate break, and he has had three different breaks in his hand this season. He said one is healed but two others are still in various stages of essentially being broken. He said Saturday’s injury happened sometime in the third quarter though he couldn’t remember exactly when.
And for those who remember the heated talk Savannah and Nick Holt had in the waning seconds of the ASU game, when Holt then asked a cameraman to politely step out of the way if he could, Holt had nothing but plaudits for Savannah;s effort this season when we talked with him yesterday. “He really wants to help and he’s been fantastic this whole year,” Holt said. “Unfortunately he’s been banged up. But really for the most part, he’s played good football for us. … He’s done a really good job, especially the last month, getting his assignments right. I’m really proud of him. He’s really taken it seriously.”
Bud Withers had an interesting look today at Washington State’s TV earnings this season, relevant to post here because he contrasts WSU’s outlook with UW’s. I fully expect the remaining four UW games to end up on live TV this year meaning every game will be on live TV for the third straight season. So far, WSU has had just three games on live TV of any kind, as Withers notes.
Jon Wilner has an interesting take on the Pac-10’s decision to suspend an official for a call in the USC-Oregon State game — no question, new commish Larry Scott seems to be taking a more proactive approach to such issues. Wilner also rates UW eighth in the Pac-10 this week and speculates that if the season ended today, Sean Canfield might be the All-Pac-10 QB and not Jake Locker. Feels like a topic I may need to break down later.
— The Spokesman-Review’s Pac-10 notebook includes some of Steve Sarkisian’s thoughts on this weekend’s USC-Oregon game.
— Locker has fallen to No. 2 in Nick Daschel’s weekly Pac-10 player ratings.
— More Sarkisian thoughts on that game in the LA Times.
Greg Biggins has an update on a couple of recruits who still have UW among their possibilities — Dietrich Riley and Soma Vainuku.
Percy Allen found this story on the men’s hoops blog and it’s worth reposting here — Cal’s athletic department is projected to run a deficit of roughly $6 million this year. Indicating again that everyone out there is having issues, not just some of the smaller schools.
The Huskies will practice today at 4 p.m. before breaking for three days. I’ll cover that practice and try to get a couple of Q-and-A’s up before then, as well. Also, in the next few days I’ll try to post a recruiting update and an updated scholarship tracker.

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