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July 8, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Friday links — New watch list honors for Huskies, and more

The unveiling of watch lists for various college football awards continues, with a couple more UW players getting mentioned.

First is kicker Erik Folk, named to the watch list for the Groza Award, honoring the best kicker in the country.

Next is Alameda Ta’amu, named to the watch list for both the Outland Trophy, honoring the best interior lineman; and the Nagurski Trophy, honoring the best defensive player in college football.

Ta’amu had already been named to the Bednarik Award watch list, also honoring the best defensive player, while Chris Polk was named to the Maxwell Award watch list (honoring the best overall player) and Jermaine Kearse to the Biletnikoff Award watch list (honoring the best receiver).

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— Times columnist Steve Kelley offers his strong take on what’s going on at Oregon.

— CBSSports.com with some recruiting notes from The Opening, including on a couple of linemen UW is recruiting.

— Former Husky Caesar Rayford and the rest of the Utah Blaze will play in the first outdoor Arena Football League game Saturday in Spokane (though he’s unfortunately referred to as Raymond in the linked story).

— CBSSports.com also continues its series on NCAA infractions. Any look at recent history would obviously include UW, as this one does.

— The Houston Chornicle has a long profile of Willie Lyles.

— UPDATE: No sooner did I post this than this story broke reporting that Oregon’s assistant director of football operations has apparently been removed.

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