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September 2, 2010 at 8:45 AM

Live chat at noon — and Thursday morning links

First off, a note that I’ll host a live chat at noon, which will come 52 hours before actual football in Provo when we’ll start to get some real answers.
Now, onto some links. …
— Times columnist Steve Kelley wrote today about UW center Greg Christine’s comeback from a broken fibula into the Huskies’ starting lineup.
— I actually wrote a story for today’s paper on BYU QB Jake Heaps that I can’t find on-line. The main jist of the story was how quickly he has progressed at BYU to the point he will play some Saturday. But I also realized I had never before asked UW coach Steve Sarkisian about the recruitment of Heaps — UW was kind of behind the eight-ball due to fact that Sarkisian wasn’t hired until Dec., 2008. Said Sarkisian: “I felt like when we took over here that we were kind of behind 28 points in the fourth quarter. And I thought we made a nice comeback. But in the end it was a little too late. I felt like the time kind of ran out on us. But he went to a great place, so it’ll be fine.”
— As part of our high school preview, Mason Kelley wrote this story on Austin Seferian-Jenkins, while we also had this story on UW commit Dexter Charles and this one on UW commit Tani Tupou.
— The UW reports single-game tickets are now available for the home opener against Syracuse.
— EPN.com’s Ted Miller picks the Huskies to win 33-28.
— SI.com’s Michael Rosenberg says it’s time for Jake Locker to live up to the hype. (Miller agrees in his What to Watch in the Pac-10 entry).
— Lots of quotes from BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall from his radio show on the Cougar Tracks blog. But here’s an interesting one on the three keys to beating Washington: “First, doing our best to control Jake Locker. Second, we have to win field position through special teams. We have a youthful team, and if we don’t control field position, we might not be capable…of managing points on either side. And third, we need to plan accordingly for our young quarterbacks..and put them in positions that they’re capable of handling with the decisions and plays that give them their best chance to perform.”
— Much of the BYU coverage this week remains focused on the move to Independence. Here’s a link to the BYU page of the Salt Lake Tribune with all of that news.
— The Deseret News has a lengthy story on the QB reunion at BYU this weekend and how it’s part of a goal to raise $1 million to endow four football scholarships.
Darnell Dickson of the Provo Daily Herald picks BYU to win 24-20 (and asks a dangerous question whether the fans are smarter than the beat writer). More BYU coverage on their CougarBlue.com page (frankly, other than Independence, doens’t look like much football-related news out of Provo this week).
— SportsHaze.com picks UW 24-21. Vince Grippi in Spokane also picks UW, 35-28, and has his daily Pac-10 links.
— Pretty good overview of the Pac-10 compiled by Jeff Nusser of SBNation.com.
— Some interesting stuff on expansion and UCLA’s offensive line injury woes in Jon Wilner’s action/reaction blog entry.
All for now.

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