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August 16, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Tuesday links — Amosa grabs hold of fullback spot, and more

For my story for today’s paper, I wrote about the fullback position, a spot where all four scholarship players who were listed there a year ago are now gone.

Fortunately for UW, walk-on Jonathan Amosa made the switch from linebacker in the spring and has continued to progress in the fall, looming as the starter at the spot now. The sudden abundance of tight ends means UW can get creative with its personnel and use some of those players in situations that might have been filled by fullbacks, mitigating the lack of experience at fullback. When UW does use a fullback this year, though, Amosa figures to be the guy.

Here also is some video of an interview with Amosa last week courtesy of UW’s athletic department:

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IN OTHER UW NEWS…

John Henderson of the Denver Post continues his series on Pac-12 teams with a look at the Huskies, including a Steve Sarkisian quote that he considers the UW job one of the top five in the country.

— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller examines the seniority of Pac-12 teams and unsurprisingly finds UW on the young side.

— And some fanciful Apple Cup outcomes in Miller’s “best case-worst case scenarios” for Washington State.

— The DailyAxe is pitting Oregon against UW in its ongoing uniform battle.

— By the way, Thursday’s practice has been switched to 4:30. Today’s practice remains at 3 p.m. and is expected to contain some significant scrimmaging, so would be a good one to attend if you’ve got the chance.

HUSKIES IN THE NFL

— MusicCityMiracles has a detailed breakdown of Jake Locker’s game against the Vikings.

Tank Johnson was cut due to knee issues and sounds like his career is over.

— The Eagles released Joe Toledo.

AROUND COLLEGE FOOTBALL. …

Bud Withers continues his Pac-12 previews with a look at UCLA and coach Rick Neuheisel’s hot seat.

— Henderson of the Post also expects it to soon be a Pac-16.

— Good story trying to get at the mystery that is Vontaze Burfict.

— Interesting stuff from Scout.com on how it puts together its rankings.

— Nebraska lost potential backup QB Bubba Starling when he instead signed with the Royals late last night.

— The Oregonian’s look at Oregon’s running backs includes no mention of Lache Seastrunk, who for all the hubbub isn’t making much impact on the field.

— Here’s Vince Grippi’s daily Pac-12 rundown.

— Miller updates Utah.

All for now.

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