An obvious focal point of camp is the linebacking spot, as the Huskies search for replacements for Mason Foster and Victor Aiyewa.
Four days in, and it sounds as if some things are already beginning to take shape there as Princeton Fuimaono has returned healthy and appears to have a pretty good hold on Aiyewa’s spot while John Timu has made a real run early and is competing with Garret Gilliland at the other spot.
That was the focus of my story for today’s paper.
In other UW news. …
— Here also is the report from the school’s site.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller put Chris Polk, Jermaine Kearse, Erik Folk and Alameda Ta’amu on his pre-season All-Pac-12 team.
— Miller also writes about the “new Husky Stadium.”
— Miller also ranks Ta’amu as the No. 13 player in the Pac-12.
— Miller also said in a chat yesterday that eight wins is “not unreasonable” for UW this year.
— Bryan Fischer of CBSSports.com picks UW third in the Pac-12 North as part of that site’s extensive Pac-12 preview.
— Polk, Kearse, Ta’amu and Folk all made the CBSSports.com all-conference team, as well.
In news on former Huskies opening NFL pre-season play. …
— It was a good day for ex-Huskies in the Seahawks-San Diego game as C.J. Wallace had seven tackles and Donald Butler four.
— In the same boxscore above also note that Isaiah Stanback had two catches for 12 yards.
— Daniel Te’o-Nesheim had two tackles and a sack for the Eagles.
— D’Andre Goodwin had one catch for 12 yards for the Broncos.
— Louis Rankin had five carries for 10 yards and two catches for 20 yards, and Marcel Reece one catch for seven yards and one carry for two yards, each for the Raiders.
— Foster and Aiyewa open against the Chiefs tonight.
And in news around the conference and college football. …
— Bud Withers starts our Pac-12 preview with a look at Colorado.
— Rick Neuheisel and Paul Wulff lead an ESPN.com writer’s list of the hottest seats in college football.
— Lots more links around the Pac-12 from Vince Grippi.