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August 18, 2010 at 7:33 AM

Wednesday morning links and notes — more on Middleton and Nebraska, Foster a Butkus nominee, scrimmage leftovers and more

A few links, and a few more notes from Tuesday’s scrimmage:
— The Huskies will practice twice today, at 8:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
— LB Mason Foster was named to the watch list for the Butkus Award on Tuesday.
— Lots of pictures of the scrimmage from Coach Sark’s site.
— Omaha.com has more details of the transfer of Kavario Middleton to Nebraska, including the news that he will initially be a walk-on and will move to scholarship status on Jan. 1 only if he meets certain guidelines. The story also explains that Nebraska had initially recruited Middleton when he committed to UW back in 2007, leading Middleton to call Nebraska again this summer when he was dismissed by UW. The story quotes Lakes coach Dave Miller saying he thinks Middleton has learned a lesson from what happened at UW.
— Interesting news out of Salt Lake that BYU may be about to go Independent in football and to the WAC in other sports. Here’s another version of that story.
Mason Kelley is doing a round of interviews with some of the top prep players in the area. Included are UW commit Tani Tupou and Auburn OL Danny Shelton, one of UW’s top remaining targets.
— Some of you asked about passes to the tight ends yesterday. Again, the No. 1 offense was out there for eight plays, so it didn’t have much time to do much of anything other than march down the field quickly, so hard to read much into any of its stats other than how it dominated. But as some of you noted, Michael Hartvigson did almost have one of the plays of the scrimmage with a diving catch of a Keith Price pass near the goal line that was ruled just out of bounds (there’s a picture of it in the link above to Coach Sark’s site).
— Same holds true with the question of how the lines looked. They were real limited in their time, but looked dominant when they were out there. Of the eight plays for the No. 1 offense, there were four rushes, good for 54 yards. And the No. 1 defense allowed 15 yards on 11 plays. So that should speak to how well the No. 1 DL looked when it was out there, as well.
— Also, we didn’t get defensive stats. But again, the No. 1 guys were barely out there so they would have been skewed regardless. Coaches said they wanted to look at the film before making any real judgments. Hopefully we can get those thoughts today.
— Good day for Riley Nelson yesterday in BYU’s QB battle, though also sounds as if Jake Heaps had a lot of passes dropped.
— Gateline.com has more on Austin Seferian-Jenkins’ commitment on Monday night.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller looks at which true freshmen are ready to play in the Pac-10, and mentions four for UW — Hartvigson, Jesse Callier, Sean Parker and Hau’oli Jamora. Hard to argue there.
Willis Wilson, mentioned in the rushing stats, is a freshman walk-on from Lakes.
— ESPN’s GameDay will head to the LSU-North Carolina game in Atlanta for the opening weekend of Sept. 4.
— Still no clearcut winner in the QB derby at Oregon.
Bud Withers previews Arizona.
More later from practice.

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