We’ll start off the morning links with the note that we’ll host a live chat today at noon to talk about the beginning of spring practice today at 4 p.m. — and whatever else is topical, as well.
Before getting into the links, some of you had asked about Pro Day on Wednesday morning. It is not open to the public, but will be available on ESPN3.com at 11 a.m. with Brock Huard among those on the commentary.
Essentially, every NFL team is expected to be represented, with the top drawing card being Jake Locker. He may not do running and a few other things but is expected to throw.
Now for some links. …
— In my story for today’s paper, I took a look at the pending quarterback competition.
— The school’s official site also examines some of the position battles underway this spring.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller has this breakdown of Washington’s spring.
— SportsPressNW says the UW QB job could come down to a matter of belief.
— Tacoma News Tribune columnist Dave Boling also examines the QB job in the post-Locker era. as does Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald.
— Good interview of UW coach Steve Sarkisian on the Brock and Salk Show Tuesday.
— The Sporting News lists Chris Polk fifth on its list of the top 25 players in college football, and says he was the most underrated player in the nation last season.
— Pro Day is obviously key for any player, maybe even more greatly for a player like Locker, given all the debate over his potential. One analyst, NFL.com’s Mike Lombardi, said he has heard some teams are giving Locker a fourth-round grade.
— Rivals.com says there’s a chance some Pac-12 games could move to Sunday if the NFL lockout endures.
— Utah is building a new football facility as it enters the Pac-12.
— Arizona is optimistic — a common theme this time of year — as spring football begins.
— This is an Insider blog, but interesting stuff from ESPN.com’s Bruce Feldman on a coach who says that charting a QB’s bad plays tells as much about his effectiveness as any other stat.
All for now.