Apple Cup week doesn’t take a complete halt for Thanksgiving Day. The Huskies will hit the field in a little while for their usual Thursday practice, then will be free for the rest of the day before returning tomorrow.
For now, a few links. …
— For all who have asked, the game Saturday will be treated in every way as a Husky home game, other than the venue. That means there will be the siren and everything else you would associated with a UW home game.
— One of the obvious storylines of the game is UW running back Bishop Sankey, who was a commit to WSU for a year or so before switching to UW. For my story for today’s paper, I detailed what happened and how it illustrates the complicated world of recruiting. Fans might easily assume that such stories would create lots of hard feelings among coaches. I asked all three coaches involved in this one this week if it does, and if it’s something they talk about. All said no. “That’s the way recruiting is,” said Cal coach Jeff Tedford.
— Here’s our daily look at a different Apple Cup matchup.
— CoachSark’s site details the team’s pre-Thanksgiving meal.
— Vince Grippi’s practice report indicates the Cougs may get a couple linemen back.
— Bud Withers has a nice profile of WSU linebacker Alex Hoffman-Ellis.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller tries to figure out what’s gone wrong with the Huskies.
— GoHuskies.com says patience is required.
— The CollegeFootballMatrix, though, says the Huskies are underachieving.
— Jim Moore says he doesn’t get Cougars who turn into Huskies.
— The Sports Network offers a detailed preview and picks UW 31-24.
— Our review of the 1991 season finally gets to the Apple Cup.
— Brock Huard, who went 2-1 as a starter in Apple Cups, previews the game in this video.
— Former Husky Daniel Te’o-Nesheim was picked up by Tampa Bay off the Eagles’ practice squad and is now a teammate of Mason Foster’s.
— Rick Neuheisel says he doesn’t have to beat USC to keep his job.
— Rich Rodriguez says he plans to toe the line now at Arizona.
— Lots of Stanford notes from Jon Wilner.
— Rivals.com has its always detailed Pac-12 weekly preview.