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October 14, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Friday links — Spotlight finding Price, and more

The Huskies are about 24 hours now from having toe finally meet leather again —- I think it was still almost summer the last time they played and now it’s just about winter.

A weekend off, though, didn’t dim the national spotlight that is beginning to shine on Keith Price, as I detailed in my story for the Friday paper.

A story in this week’s Sports Illustrated is just the latest of a lot of attention starting to come his way. As I wrote in today’s story, opposing defenses are obviously going to start taking notice, as well.

But as UW coach Steve Sarkisian said, he thinks Washington’s scheme — as well as its personnel — should allow it to be able to quickly adapt to just about whatever defenses throw UW’s way.

No doubt, it’s an offense that so far has been consistently effective, scoring 30 or more points in each of the first five games. The only other times UW has done that were in the 1924 and 1991 seasons — in each, the streak stopped in game six, the 1924 team beating Oregon State 6-3, and the 1991 team beating Cal 24-17.

Price, I’m sure, would just smile at the thought of trying to make that little bit of history.


— Former Seattle Times staffer Greg Bishop, now in the bigtime at the New York Times, writes about the tailgating scene at UW.

— CoachSark’s site with some pictures of Thursday’s paper (including one showing Kasen Williams’ in action).

Bud Withers picks UW to win easily.

— The spread has been going up a little bit in UW’s favor, with the Huskies now favored by as much as 15.5

Cody Pickett will be the Husky Legend tomorrow, making his first appearance at Husky Stadium since his last game there, when he threw the winning TD pass in the 2003 Apple Cup. I wrote this story on Pickett last March.

— The Denver Post writes about the coming renovation of Husky Stadium.

— Colorado’s kicker says he’s not concerned about the wind at UW.

— The Boulder Daily Camera profiles one of CU’s senior safeties providing a little bit of stability to a struggling secondary.

— MadduxSports says it doesn’t see Colorado keeping it close.

— USC pretty much hammered a mistake-prone Cal team last night. Wilner, though, says Cal’s schedule now turns easier and the Bears could still make a bowl. Withers also weighs in on Cal, writing the Bears “continue to confound.” Pete Thamel of the New York Times, meanwhile, says the game was mostly a showcase for a “middling Pac-12.” (And his point about USC potentially being ranked is worth noting for those hoping the Huskies can sneak in with a win Saturday. I don’t see five Pac-12 teams getting in the rankings, though maybe ASU falls out depending on what happens to Oregon. But if voters simply compare 5-1 USC and 5-1 Washington, hard to tell where the edge might go, other than maybe to USC’s name.)

Ted Miller says everyone needs to give Utah a break.

— What’s an average day like for a D-I QB? Here’s a peak at Denard Robinson’s.

— Pre-Snap Read updates its Hot Seat Ratings.

George Schroeder writes that winning impressively is almost as important as winning itself.

Riley Nelson will again start at QB for BYU at Oregon State Saturday, instead of Jake Heaps, which the Salt Lake Tribune says will be his truest test so far.

— USA Today sets up the top games of the weekend.

— Lots of Pac-12 links from Vince Grippi.



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