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November 19, 2010 at 1:57 AM

UW-UCLA day-after notes and links

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In the process of compiling the post-game links, I realized I didn’t get in our own notes section some of Nate Williams’ comments on a pivotal play in the game — his hit on Richard Brehaut in the the third quarter that drew a penalty for a helmet-to-helmet hit and eventually sent Brehaut to the sidelines with a concussion (it’s pictured at right in a Dean Rutz photo).
Said Williams of what he thought of the call: “I can’t call it, I’ve got to watch the film. I only hit (him) with my forearm. I don’t think I hit him with my head. But they call what they call. Luckily I’m not in the NFL yet or I would have a pretty lofty fine on my hands. I’ve got a couple more games to clean up on that stuff, I guess, and I’ll be cool.”
He agreed that it’s kind of a tough situation for all involved, player and official, with the emphasis on negating such hits: “It is, but that’s just part of the game, I guess. I guess they don’t want me to lead with my arm so I’ve got to stay up and try to put my facemask on him and not try to hit him as hard. I felt they protect quarterbacks a little too much at times but that’s how the game is called.”
Of getting called for the penalty, he said: “I think since he went out of the game coach Holt (defensive coordinator Nick Holt) wasn’t as mad, but if he would have stayed in the game coach Holt would have been pretty mad.”
On with the links:
— You can find all of our coverage here.
— But to highlight a few of our stories: Here’s my game story; Steve Kelley’s column on Mason Foster; and the notebook.
— Also, we have Bud Withers’ column on Rick Neuheisel’s tough return to Husky Stadium.
— And here is our story on the UW Board of Regents giving approval to the plan to renovate Husky Stadium, which notes the school has raised $14.5 million and indicates that’s enough to start the project if needed.
— Here are the game stats.
— GoHuskies.com wraps up the game and also has some post-game quotes.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller analyzes the game and also provies some video.
— LA Times’ columnist T.J. Simers wonders, in his unique style, where the progress is at UCLA in Neuheisel’s third year.
— The LA Times’ game story reports that UCLA also lost a recruit as well as a game Thursday night.
— The LA Daily News/Long Beach Press-Telegram notes how the game turned when Kai Forbath missed a field goal that could have put UCLA up 10-0.
— More on the Daily News’ UCLA blog.
— The Orange County Register notes that the last UCLA QB to play, Clayton Tunney, had never before run the first team offense in any circumstance. (He actually wasn’t even on the depth chart).
— A Riverside Press-Enterprise columnist says the game proves UCLA doesn’t belong in a bowl game.
— ESPN.com’s UCLA blog deals some harsh grades UCLA’s direction.

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