As this season is progressing and the 100-yard games are piling up for Chris Polk, it’s becoming an obvious question — is he greatest running back ever?
Times columnist Steve Kelley explored that issue in his piece for the Tuesday paper.
In more Polk-related news on our site, Jerry Brewer breaks down some of his numbers for this season.
In other stories on our site today: Bud Withers was in Eugene over the weekend and reports that the Ducks see the Huskies as just another “faceless opponent;” and here’s my wrapup of the news from Monday’s UW press conference.
Finally from our site, a reminder that we are hosting a live chat today at noon with Lincoln Kennedy.
ANOTHER NEW HUSKY?
— Several reports out there now that UW has received a commitment from Erich Wilson, a running back from Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif., called recently maybe the best RB in the Bay Area this year. He had been committed to Colorado but visited UW over the weekend and has been reported to have made the switch to UW. Here’s another story on Wilson from 2010. Serra’s got a pretty rich history as the alma mater of Tom Brady, Barry Bonds, Lynn Swann and former UW WR Tom Scott of the Sonny Sixkiller era, amont others. Here is his Scout.com profile.
Here’s some video:
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IN OTHER NEWS. …
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller asks if the game is on the verge of becoming competitive again.
— The UW game is the start of a tough road ahead for the Ducks.
— Here’s a Monday practice update from the Eugene Register-Guard.
— Here’s a preview of the game from Comcast Sports.
— Not sure what the local numbers were, but it appears the national ratings weren’t great for the ABC telecast the weekend it showed UW-Stanford as part of its group of games.
— The Register-Guard also writes in its Pac-12 notebook that all the big rivalries in the conference are now on tap.
— The Albany Statesman-Journal, uh, states that Oregon players are excited to play the last game in Husky Stadium before the renovation.
— The Journal also quotes Oregon OL Carson York saying “we’re gonna get the best shot” from UW.
— The line on the UW-Oregon game is right at 15.5-16.5 in favor of the Ducks.
— Miller also has more on the big news of the day yesterday in the Pac-12, the fine of USC coach Lane Kiffin and suspension of USC safety T.J. McDonald.
— T.J. Simers of the LA Times wonders who UCLA should get as its next coach.