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October 5, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Wednesday links — More on UW’s dominating DL against Utah

What was obviously a major key to the win over Utah was the play of UW’s defensive front. So with Tuesday being the day we have access to Husky defensive players and coaches, I decided to focus a little more on that topic, talking to Semisi Tokolahi and Alameda Ta’amu after practice.

Here’s the resulting story, noting the comfort level Ta’amu feels having Tokolahi beside him.

Those two have now started four games together at tackle for UW — last year against UCLA, Cal and WSU and this year against Utah. In those four games, opponents have rushed for 426 yards on 129 carries, or 3.3 per rush, a per carry average that would have led the Pac-10 last year. Obviously, stiffer tests await against the likes of Stanford, Oregon and USC. But there seems little doubt that the addition/return of Tokolahi gives the UW maybe its best run-defense line.

Here’s some video of Tokolahi talking to the media yesterday, with some more links afterward:

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IN OTHER NEWS. …

Bud Withers writes that the Pac-12 is perceived to be on the backburner nationally.

— UW’s official site also chimes in on the defense.

— CoachSark’s site with some pictures of yesterday’s practice.

— SBNation’s latest breakdown of a UW play focuses on Kasen Williams’ TD against Utah.

— A few Huskies mentioned in Ted Miller’s early look at contenders for major Pac-12 season awards.

— UW moves into the top four of The Sporting News’ Pac-12 power poll.

Jon Wilner with the latest on expansion rumors.

— Looks like former Husky Anthony Boyles is doing well at Idaho State.

— Pac-12 notes and links from The Denver Post.

— Oregon and Cal play tomorrow in Eugene. Here’s a rundown of links on that game.

— How much can a team change from the spring to fall? Here’s a look at all that’s happened to Arizona State.

— Here’s the Pac-12 notebook from The Spokesman-Review.

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