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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

October 13, 2010 at 8:19 AM

Live chat at noon —- and Wednesday morning links

I’ll hold a live chat today at noon to discuss the ASU game, the OSU game, or whatever else is on your mind regarding UW/Pac-10/NCAA football.
As for the links, I’ll begin today with my story on the struggles this season of UW cornerback Desmond Trufant . The crux of the story is that UW coaches say they think Trufant is pressing a little this season, trying too hard to be perfect and make big plays all the time, and Trufant admits that so far he just hasn’t played as well as he would have liked.
Trufant, though, said several times throughout the interview that he sees better times ahead, saying “I’ve just got to make the play this year, the plays I made last year. It’s going to come. Sometimes it happens like that as a corner. Two plays, you can stand out and be a hero, or two plays you can be the worst guy on the field. I’ve just got to keep working.”
And give credit to Trufant for addressing the issue head on. He talked with reporters for 10 minutes or so after practice yesterday, answering every question until there were none left.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
—-Bud Withers writes about the allegations connecting a few WSU players to a sports agent in the 1990s, as detailed in a Sports Illustrated story this week.
— Withers also leads off his Pac-10 notebook with a look at the arrest of two WSU players this week.
— GoHuskies.com takes a look at Jake Locker’s road to recovery this week.
— The Oregonian reports that Jacquizz Rodgers says OSU’s running game is “horrible” right now and that he vows to run harder beginning with Saturday’s game at UW. The O’s OSU blog has lots of other Oregon State news.
— The Corvallis Gazette-Times writes about OSU trying to move on without James Rodgers.
— The GT also has a notebook that includes the item that Oregon State has just one turnover this season, as well as the news that TE Brady Camp may return.
— The Eugene Register-Guard also writes about OSU’s loss of Rodgers and what it might mean both in the short- and long-term.
— SportsChatPlace.com says take the Beavers and the over.
— Turns out UCLA suspended two players, not six, and the LA Times reports it was for failing a drug test.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller with a nice piece on how hard it is to achieve perfection in the Pac-10.
— The Tucson Citizen’s bowl bubble watch has UW on the outside looking in.
— The Arizona Daily Star has UW eighth in its weekly Pac-10 power ratings.
— The Eugene Register-Guard’s Pac-10 notebook details how USC and UCLA are having an identity crisis.
— The ASU student paper notes that the Sun Devil defensive end who caused UW so much grief Saturday night was making the first start of his career.
Chat with you later.

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