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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

September 15, 2010 at 8:11 AM

Wednesday morning links — Pelini, UW AD Woodward good friends

For my story for the paper today, I wrote about the friendship between UW athletic director Scott Woodward and Nebraska coach Bo Pelini.
As I wrote, if timing and circumstance had been a bit different a few years ago, Pelini could have been a candidate for the Washington job. Pelini and Woodward got to know each other in 2005 when Pelini took over as defensive coordinator at LSU, where Woodward worked for a while before coming to UW in 2004. While Woodward wasn’t at LSU anymore, he makes periodic trips back there and got to know Pelini through some other relationships at the school and in the city.
That relationship, by the way, has nothing to do with why the two schools are playing now as this series was put in place quite a while ago, and includes UW going back to Lincoln next year.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Nebraska QB Taylor Marintez echoed the comments of Pelini on Tuesday in saying he’s not worried about the crowd noise at Husky Stadium Saturday.
Bud Withers says Cal’s rout of Colorado won’t help the Buffs’ efforts to enter the Pac-10 next year.
— HuskerExtra says Jake Locker could be tricky for the Nebraska defense.
— The Omaha World-Herald estimates there will be 20,000 to 25,000 Nebraska fans in the stadium Saturday.
— Worth noting that Nebraska hasn’t won a big non-conference game in a long time (though just how long is a matter of some dispute since it all depends on your definiton of such a win).
— SportsMemo.com says to take Nebraska while Locksmith says to take UW.
— The Sporting News has UW seventh (and USC sixth) in its weekly power ratings.
— The 8:15 p.m. kickoff for Stanford-Wake Forest is the latest ever on a Pac-10 campus, according to Jon Wilner.
— Here’s the Pac-10 notebook from the Arizona Daily Star.
— Lots of Pac-10 links from Vince Grippi.

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