On a week like this, there’s always time to pass on a few links. …
— We’ll start with some recruiting news that won’t make UW fans rush for the party favors as ESPN.com is reporting that defensive end Jeremy Castro of Murrieta, Calif., has decommitted and instead has committed to Oregon. “I’m a Duck,” Castro told ESPN.com after visiting Oregon this weekend. “I wanted to tell the other coaches about my decision but it kind of leaked out, and I’m sorry for that. Oregon just felt right and truthfully it’s the school I’ve always wanted to go to. … There was some miscommunication between us but obviously it got worked out. I was looking forward to visiting Oregon and it blew me away. I can’t really describe it but it felt like home. I love everything about the school, from the football program, to the coaches, the defense, how they plan to use me, you name it and I loved it.” The decommit leaves UW with 16 known commitments for the Class of 2012.
— My story for the Tuesday paper looks back at Stanford’s rout of the Huskies last season.
— Bud Withers recalls what Jim Harbaugh said after that game a year ago.
— Times columnist Jerry Brewer says the Huskies are staying humble as they climb the mountain.
— Brewer also says the Huskies are a legit Top 25 team.
— I appeared on QItUpSports Sunday night talking about the Huskies. Here’s the link.
— ESPN.com says Stanford’s defense is always on alert.
— Here are more details on the sale of on-line memorabilia from Husky Stadium that begins Wednesday.
— The point spread is moving up a little bit in Stanford’s favor, to 20.5 and 21.
— Here are Stanford’s official game notes.
— Lots of UW mention in this CBSSports.com review of the weekend.
— Wrapping up with more recruiting news, Auburn High OL Cory English visited Oregon State over the weekend and told Scout.com he will visit UW on Nov. 5 and then WSU on Nov. 12 and then likely make a decision.