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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

April 21, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Live chat at noon — and a few other morning notes and links

First off, a note that we’ll have our weekly live chat today at noon.

Also today, UW will practice at 4 p.m., and there is scheduled to be a replay of the “Three for the Show” episode featuring Jake Locker tonight on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.

— ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert features Locker in his statistical look at whether college accuracy is a big predictor of NFL success. He includes Brett Favre in his study, and as has been noted often before, Locker’s college completion percentage (53.9) was better than Favre’s (52.4). Obviously, that didn’t matter much in the case off Favre, who went on to complete 61.9 percent of his NFL passes among a number of accomplishments that rank him as one of the best in the history of the game.

So as Seifert points out, remembering the context and learning possible other reasons why completion percentages ended up where they are is as important as just looking at the number. As with just about every argument related to Locker’s NFL career, we’re just not going to know for a few years.

— Here’s something to keep in mind when UW holds its spring game in nine days — the Wall Street Journal details how passing numbers for sprinig games often look pretty ugly.

— This is a couple days old, but Mason Kelley of our staff has spring track updates on future Huskies Kasen Williams and Danny Shelton.

— While there was some debate earlier in the spring, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says right now, there is no question Taylor Martinez is his starting quarterback.

— In news that could impact all of college football, USA Today reports the state of Utah is preparing to sue the BCS.

— Here’s a rundown of Oregon stories with the Ducks among the few other Pac-12 schools still in spring ball. Similar rundown of Oregon State stories.

— Cal also is still conducting spring ball and continues to have an unsettled QB situation.

All for now.

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