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December 22, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Watch a couple 2010 UW opponents tonight

Kind of feels like the college bowl season really gets going tonight as Oregon State and BYU face off in the Las Vegas Bowl (I know it’s got some other name, but it’s the Las Vegas Bowl to me).
The game is not only the first two ranked teams to get going, but for UW fans, it’s also a chance to look at two teams that will play the Huskies next season. (You can find everything you might want to know about the game here, while Ted Miller has a good nuts-and-bolts preview here).
Most UW fans are probably pretty aware of the Beavers, who will still be a formidable foe in 2010. OSU loses just four starters off tonight’s depth chart, three on offense — WR Damola Adeniji, RG Gregg Peat and QB Sean Canfield; and one on defense — LB Keaton Kristick. Here is OSU’s depth chart for tonight’s game.
Peat, Canfield and Kristick were all first-team All-Pac-10 picks, so their losses will obviously be felt. But OSU seems to always find linebackers, and the QB situation could be solved if Lyle Moevao gets a sixth year. Regardless of the QB situation, I think OSU will be a top three pick in the Pac-10 heading into next season with so much returning everywhere else.
BYU will be UW’s first opponent next season, in Provo on Sept. 4, and it will be a vastly different Cougar team facing the Huskies then the one you’ll see tonight,
Here is BYU’s depth chart for tonight’s game.
As you can see the Cougars will lose 11 starters — four on offense and seven on defense. And they could lose one more if 1,000-yard RB Harvey Unga, a junior, leaves early. There has been speculation that he is considering it and a big game tonight might tilt him in that direction.
The big loss on offense will be QB Max Hall, who ripped UW for 338 yards in BYU’s win here last season. The job appears likely next season to go to either backup Riley Nelson or Jake Heaps of Skyline, who last week signed scholarship papers with BYU and will enroll early so he can participate in spring practice. However, there could be a couple other QBs in the mix, as well.
The other big offensive losses are both tight ends — all-conference pick Dennis Pitta and backup Andrew George, who was a second-team all-conference pick.
Defensively, BYU will suffer significant losses as it all three of its starting linemen — the Cougars run a 3-4 — and lose four other starters overall.
Among those departing is defensive end Jan Jorgensen, an all-conference pick who UW fans may best remember for blocking the extra point to win last year;s game.
My pick, by the way, is Oregon State.

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