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August 24, 2010 at 8:55 AM

Tuesday morning links

Just two two-a-days left for UW, the first one today, as the Huskies hit the field at 8:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
Coach Sark’s site has the details.
Mason Kelley is again covering practice today as I enjoy my last bit of sun (and take care of a few errands) before getting back to it (the season suddenly here amazingly close). But wanted to pass along a few links this morning.
— Here’s Mason’s story on UW kicker Erik Folk, healthy and kicking it longer than ever. Mason also has an audio interview with UW commit Jarret Finau.
— This is a pay story, but ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay broke down the draftable prospects for every Pac-10 yesterday and wrote that the only UW senior at the moment who has a draftable grade is Jake Locker. You’d think Mason Foster would have a chance to emerge on such a list as the season progresses. But it probably is accurate that otherwise, the best of UW’s prospects are underclassmen.
Greg Biggins had a few UW-related notes in his most recent recruiting notebook. First, he reports that four-star LB James Sample of Grant High in Sacramento will visit the weekend of the Nebraska game. He also had some quotes on UW’s latest commit, OL Siosifa Tufunga of Long Beach, who now gets three stars. Biggins quotes his coach, Thomas Barnes, saying that Tufunga will play LT for Jordan this year but guard at UW and that he’s now down to 290 pounds. He also says Tufunga has a 3.7 GPA and is “a model human begin.”
— One BYU writer wonders why the team has to choose between QBs Jake Heaps and Riley Nelson. (By the way, Heaps will not be available to the media prior to the UW game, per the school’s rules on true freshmen).
— Here are lots and news and notes on BYU’s workout yesterday, though sounds like nothing new of significance.
— And here are a few thoughts on BYU from ESPN.com’s Andrea Adelson.
Jon Wilner has an interesting breakdown of how teams usually don’t fare so well the week after facing USC (and a case in point he notes is UW last year, which beat USC one week, then got hammered at Stanford the next. This year, UW hosts Arizona State the week after playing at USC, a more favorable rebound game).
— For those still into the whole expansion deal, Andy Katz has a good examination of what the WAC may do next.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller has the news that Oregon will name a starting QB Saturday and that Lane Kiffin is shaking up USC’s depth chart. Arizona State will also name its QB on Monday.
— Miller also had lots of UW thoughts during his live chat yesterday, including saying that he thinks Locker could threw for 3,250 yards, rush for 500 and complete 65 percent of his passes this season. He also calls Chris Polk among the most underrated players in the conference.
— Lots of other Pac-10 links from Vince Grippi.
All for now.

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