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November 13, 2009 at 8:46 AM

Friday a.m. links

Looks like it’s going to be a cold, wet drive, and a cold, wet game. …
— For my story for today’s paper I wrote about the comeback of free safety Jason Wells from a couple of different really tough injuries. You never get everything into a story that you want, and one thing Wells said was that he had a few minor setbacks last spring after hurting his Achilles, one day slipping while getting into his car and re-injuring it. He’s simply had a lot of tough luck here. But as mentioned, he’s kept a good attitude about it, is getting his degree, and hopes to have 3-4 more games to play here.
What I also hadn’t really realized is the connection he has with Demetrice Martin, who was his position coach at Mt. Sac. Martin was then an assistant at USC in 2007, so he was at Husky Stadium for the game when Wells had that interception against the Trojans, then got hurt eight plays later. “I was kind of quietly rooting for him,” Martin said.
Martin thinks that Wells’ size (6-2, 214) and speed give him a shot at the NFL if he can get back to full health.
“He’ll be a good steal for someone as a free agent, at least,” Martin said. “Give him a shot he might turn some heads.”
— And on Wells, gotten a couple of comments wondering if he should apply for another year. He indicated earlier this year he may look into it, but he’d be an unlikely candidate for it — he played all of 2005 (at a JC) and 2006, then played five games in 2007 and will now likely play four games this year (and in this season, he’s playing too late in the season to redshirt no matter how few games you play). So it doesn’t sound like it’s something that would happen.
Ken Goe says he just can’t imagine UW outscoring the Beavers, and also includes lots of other Pac-10 links.
— Nice story in the Oregonian on OSU QB Sean Canfield. He’s come a long way since that 2006 game at Husky Stadium when he got to play early, threw an interception that led to a UW touchdown, then barely played against the rest of the season.
— Good Q-and-A with OSU’s offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf which should tell you all you need to know about the Beaver offense.
— The Corvallis Gazette-Times looks at the chippy 2007 game. I didn’t get into that much this week as the coaching staff is obviously different now and doesn’t know anything about it, and the central figure of it from the UW standpoint — Jake Locker — downplayed it greatly this week. One other UW player still on the team who was at the center of much of the stuff that night is guard Ryan Tolar, who was ejected from the game and had to sit out half the following week against Cal as a result. Here are the details from the time on that game.
Nick Daschel picks Oregon State 38-27 and has some video of the infamous hit on Locker from the last game.
All for now.



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