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July 13, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Wednesday links

So how much is UW paying San Diego State to come here in 2012? That and more in this edition. …

— The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that UW will pay the Aztecs $850,000 for their trip here in 2012, a game that will be Washington’s season opener in the one year it will play at Qwe.. er, that stadium where the Seahawks also play.

— Here’s a Nevada take on the scheduling moves announced the other day, noting it helps out the Pack to have one fewer road game in 2012.

— A story from Wave Newspapers on the news of Kyle Lewis becoming a Husky includes some video.

— A Utah blog rates the Pac-12 coaches and lists Steve Sarkisian fifth.

— 247Sports.com says Jeremy Castro might listen if Oregon were to begin calling heavily again.

— This is an Insider piece, but ESPN.com’s Greg Biggins breaks down the latest recruiting news on offensive players who participated in The Opening. Here are a couple highlights of what he said about a few players UW is pursuing:

KeiVarae Russell (Everett, Wash./Mariner) was the lone running back from the region and his recruitment will be very intriguing to watch. There are some who feel Washington will land Russell along with the other top in-state prospects and that’s definitely a real possibility. Cal however is also doing very well with Russell and may even be the team to beat at this point. Notre Dame is another school in the mix and will definitely get an official visit and Russell will more than likely take most of his visits before making his decision.

. … (Zach) Banner and (Josh) Garnett are very intriguing to watch because they’re always linked together. Although the two are friends, there’s also a rivalry there, although neither player would admit it publicly. Will they up at the same school? It’s possible but if it happens, it won’t be because one player is following the other school but rather they both just happened to pick the same school on their own.

Both Banner and Garnett have huge lists after recently cutting things down. Banner likes Alabama, Cal, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC and Washington. Garnett likes Auburn, Cal, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Washington.”

— UW’s not mentioned, but an interesting read here from Rivals.com listing the 10 most disappointing recruiting classes of the last 10 years.

— A few days old, but here’s a nice story on Hawaii QB Bryant Moniz from Rivals.com. Moniz will lead Hawaii into Husky Stadium on Sept. 10.

All for now.

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