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October 28, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Friday links and notes — Live chats with Husky legends coming next week, and more

The Huskies play Arizona tomorrow night, and we’ll get to more on that in a minute.

But first an announcement that we have live chats set up with a trio of Husky legends as UW will play its final game in Husky Stadium before it undergoes a renovation while also honoring the 1991 National Title team. Monday at noon we’ll have Dave Hoffmann for a live chat. Tuesday at noon it’s Lincoln Kennedy and Wednesday at noon it’s Steve Emtman. All were members of that 1991 undefeated team.

— Also, the Greatest Moments at Husky Stadium series on UWTV continues tonight at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. with an episode called “How Do You Like Them Apples?” Here’s a preview. UWTV is also asking viewers to send in their greatest moment as Husky fans, whether it was a special game or a personal moment. It will take entries via video, facebook post or email – all the details are on the show page. If people enter by Monday they’ll have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the final game in the “old” stadium against Oregon. Other prizes include an autographed poster of Husky Stadium and autographed UW football. Signers include Don James, Jim Lambright, Steve Sarkisian, Warren Moon, and others. Once the tickets are gone, the contest will continue through Monday, Nov. 14.

Now, onto some links. …

— Here’s my story for today’s paper taking a look at how Arizona has seemed to thrive in the first couple weeks since firing Mike Stoops and replacing him immediately with interim coach Tim Kish. It’s in contrast to how UW handled its mid-season firing of Tyrone Willingham a few years ago. I notice some criticism already for not noting the difference in some of the personnel, which is valid — space constraints always make it so you can’t necessarily get at everything that might be applicable. No doubt, something else that hurt UW in 2008 were all the injuries it had and part of what makes Arizona dangerous is its senior QB-WR tandem of Nick Foles and Juron Criner. Who knows how UW might have done that year had Jake Locker and Chris Polk stayed healthy (not to mention guys like Donald Butler or Victor Aiyewa, who also missed significant portions of that season with injury). I’ll readily admit no two college football seasons or programs are ever exactly the same. But how Arizona does the rest of the year will no doubt be examined in the future should the Wildcats really be able to rally and get to a bowl game behind an interim coach.

— GoHuskies.com profiles Everrette Thompson.

— The UW Daily says this is a crucial game for the Huskies.

— Looks like you can see the pricing structure for 2012 at CenturyLink Field on-line now.

— FoxSportsArizona has a scouting report on UW.

— The Arizona Daily Star writes about UA’s challenge in stopping Polk.

— An Arizona blog looks at some of the newcomers in UA’s depleted secondary.

— The Arizona student newspaper takes a look at the game.

Bud Withers looks ahead to the weekend — and he’ll also host a live chat today at noon.

— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller with lots of news and notes around the Pac-12.

— WSU coach Paul Wulff is beginning to get miffed by questions about his job security.

— The Salt Lake Tribune with a good overview of what’s happened to Oregon State this year. UW travels to Corvallis in three weeks.

Dennis Dodd previews the weekend on a national scale.

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