We’ll start with the news, as Scout.com is reporting that UW has gotten a commitment from defensive end Joe Mathis of Upland, Calif. One catch? It’s for the Class of 2013, so it will be a while before Mathis would be able to help the Husky ailing.
Scout.com reports Mathis, listed at 6-4, 240, was beginning to get increasing interest and also already had an offer from Indiana, when UW called this week and offered and he decided to commit. He is a cousin of UW basketball player Terrence Ross and said in the story he has considered himself a UW fan for years.
He has 43 tackles and four sacks this season, according to MaxPreps.com.
He is No. 5 on this video of some highlights from an Upland game earlier this season.
Now for a few other links on this week’s game against Arizona, and a few other topics. …
— Here’s my wrapup of the press conference happenings yesterday.
— Times columnist Jerry Brewer says it’s not time to panic yet about Washington’s defense.
— The UW Daily says it is time to panic and Nick Holt should be fired.
— GoHuskies.com previews the week ahead.
— SBNation examines UW’s defensive issues.
— The money appears to be coming in on Arizona as the line is down to six or 6.5.
— The Tucson Citizen on Arizona’s improved running game.
— FS Arizona looks at the holes Arizona has to fill due to the suspensions in the secondary.
— The Arizona Daily Star says the Arizona secondary is in “crisis mode.”
— Arizona’s kicker won Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
— Jon Wilner reviews the UW-Stanford game and says Jim Harbaugh’s presence might have helped the Cardinal.
— Touted but troubled running back Dillon Baxter has been suspended by USC.
— Ted Miller writes that Oregon’s Cliff Harris is driving his career off a cliff.
— The WSU student newspaper says it’s time for the Cougs to fire Paul Wulff.
(And the plan was to have a few more links posted, but the computer didn’t want to cooperate this morning, so we’ll call it good right here for now).