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October 12, 2011 at 8:58 AM

Wednesday links — Kearse brothers make a little history

The bye week means it’s not too late to look back on what was one of the more interesting aspects of the win over Utah — brothers Jermaine and Jamaal Kearse each scoring touchdowns, apparently a first in UW history (it’s not a category explictly noted in the record books, but no one remembers it ever happening otherwise).

So I wrote a little bit about that for today’s paper, focusing on Jamaal Kearse, whose play at linebacker the last two weeks has also been something of a revelation.

Kearse started against Utah due to the injury to John Timu, and has played well enough that even now that Timu is back the two will compete for the starting spot.

“It’s a great problem to have,” UW coach Steve Sarkisian said last week. “So when we get Timu back, it’s good. Again, another position with depth, and you’ve gotta have it in this conference. If you don’t, you’re in trouble. And you need to have depth, especially up front on defense…and that will be provided when Johnny comes back.”

Sarkisian said on Monday to expect that there could be a lot of rotating or situational playing at some defensive spots, as well, now that the Huskies are beginning to develop more depth.

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— The school’s official site also focuses on the Kearse brothers.

— CoachSark’s site with lots of pictures of Tuesday’s practice.

— The Sports Network sees UW winning 45-20.

Bud Withers examines the logistical challenges of the Pac-12 title game.

— Athlon’s ranks UW fourth in the Pac-12 this week.

— Here are Colorado’s official game notes for this week which includes the info that CU has sold “just under 1,500 tickets” for the Washington game. The third page also featues a detailed injury report and page nine an equally detailed report on the last time the two teams played in 2000, for UW history buffs.

— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller notes UW has never scored 30 or more points in six straight games, as it has a chance to do Saturday.

— Miller also says UW has a chance to upset Oregon in a couple weeks.

— The Boulder Daily Camera’s notebook leads off examining the recruiting battles between the two schools last year.

— A Daily Camera columnist also says the Buffs still have a lot to play for.

— The Denver Post notes that Keith Price is just the latest tough QB Colorado has had to face, and that the Buffs will change up some things on its field goal unit after having kicks blocked each of the last two games.

— The Post also says Colorado wants to recruit big running backs like Chris Polk.

— The Post also offers a rundown of Pac-12 stories.

— Here’s an AP story on the struggles of Utah and Colorado moving into the Pac-12, with Utah coach Kyle Whittingham quoted as saying — from the Pac-12 coaches conference call on Tuesday — that everyone is a “little bit” bigger, faster and stronger than in Utah’s previous conference.

— FoxSports.com examines the turnaround of Indiana State football under former UW assistant Trent Miles and former UW QB Ronnie Fouch.

— USC is moving five-star receiver George Farmer to tailback.

Jon Wilner rates the Pac-12 and also has lots of thoughts on the firing of Mike Stoops and what Arizona does now.

Mike Bellotti’s name has surfaced for the Arizona job but he told the Eugene Register-Guard he’s not sure if he’d want to coach again.

— Arizona Daily Star columnist Greg Hansen looks at the coaching search ahead for the Wildcats.

Chris Fowler Tweeted this morning that ESPN’s Gameday was planning to head to Pullman this week had the Cougars held on to beat UCLA last Saturday.

T.J. Simers checks in with Lane Kiffin as only he can.

— Interesting look at what Clemson thinks is the most important stat in any game — total snaps.

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