We’ll start with the latest installment of ESPN.com’s Ted Miller’s “Hope and Concern” series, which today touches on Washington.
Probably nothing a hardcore UW fan doesn’t know. But then, UW’s hopes and concerns have seemed pretty clear since the end of the 2010 season, with most key players coming back expect at quarterback and linebacker — which makes those two spots the most obvious to question heading into 2011. Miller, though, ends with an optimistic note, saying the Huskies “could take another significant step forward” in 2011.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— A Rivals.com roundtable asks if oversigning is a major concern and what steps to take if it is. Of all of college football’s problems, this seems one of the easiest to fix by tightening the number limits and dates.
— A Salt Lake City columnist says Utah will make it to a Rose Bowl sometime between now and 2018.
— The lockout is affording Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer a lot more time to look at college film of Jake Locker.
— Some interesting thoughts from Colorado coach Jon Embree on the recent Pac-12 coaches meetings.
— Rachel Bachman of The Oregonian further explores the growing value in live televised sports.
— Rivals.com also looks at whether the top offensive producers of last season will be able to repeat in 2011. Two play this year at UW — Oregon’s LaMichael James and Hawaii QB Bryant Moniz.
— Rivals.com also has a list of the top offensive trios in college football with lots of Pac-12 reprsentation, though not UW.
All for now.