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August 28, 2011 at 6:22 AM

Sunday links — Times’ season preview package, and lots more

Another sign that football is near is the Times’ annual college football section.

It’s included in Sunday’s paper. Among the key items:

— The theme of the overall section is the introduction of the new Pac-12, and Bud Withers has this guide to the new conference.

— Included as part of that package is a comparison of football and athletic department budgets; a tour of each campus provided by a former player; a pick of an iconic player or coach from each school (probably not that hard to guess UW’s); best- and worst-case scenarios for each team in 2011; and good places to visit at each school.

— Columnist Steve Kelley takes a look inside the play-calling mind of Steve Sarkisian.

— Here’s my profile of UW QB Keith Price.

— Columnist Jerry Brewer says this will be a season of transition as the Pac-12 debuts.

— A look at UW’s two-deep roster.

— A fan’s guide to UW football, including ticket prices.

— UW’s schedule with a comment on each game.

— Withers also takes a look at the national scene.

— Finally, here are the predictions by our staff.


— In our regular section today, I profiled the efforts of Jermaine Kearse to get past the issues with dropped passes he had last season and become more consistent.

Tom Dinehart of is the latest to wonder if UW can be a sleeper team in the Pac-12.

— The official UW site has this report on the end of training camp.


Here’s a wrapup of how former UW players performed in NFL pre-season games last night. …

Jake Locker didn’t get a chance to do much for Tennessee, completing 2-4 passes for 13 yards and running twice for 14 yards.

Mason Foster had two tackles for Tampa Bay.

Donald Butler had a good night for the Chargers with a team-high five tackles against the Cardinals.

— No stats for Dorson Boyce, Isaiah Stanback or D’Andre Goodwin in the Seahawks-Broncos game.


— Looks like Texas A&M may really be leaving the Big 12, and who knows what that will lead to?

— Eastern Washington, UW’s first foe of 2011, held its final scrimmage of the fall Saturday. Here’s a report from the Spokesman-Review and from the school.

— The Sports Network has a preview of Hawaii, UW’s second foe of 2011.

— Nebraska’s new offensive coordinator wants to speed things up.

— The Arizona Republic offers a good profile of Dennis Erickson.

— A Boulder Daily Camera thinks Colorado will win at UW on Oct. 15.

— The New York Times has its college football preview section out today and you can find a lot of it here.

— Here’s an overall link to the Salt Lake Tribune’s Pac-12 preview.

— The LA Daily News interviews Gus Johnson, FOX’s new Pac-12 announcer.

All for now.



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