I’m still feeling a bit groggy from the turkey, but it’s time to get back at it with the Apple Cup — at least I didn’t eat that — a day away. …
— For my story for Friday’s paper, I assessed UW’s post-season options. Sorry the answers aren’t more clear, but with the Pac-12 as tighty congested as it is in the middle — five teams that have six or seven wins — it’s hard to nail it down a whole lot more. The picture will become clearer after this weekend but there’s a good chance no official invites for most of the Pac-12 bowls will go out until after the games of Dec. 2-3 when the conference has an official champion and it’s also known how many conference teams are headed to the BCS. Bowl eligible teams can continue to practice, however, and UW coach Steve Sarkisian said the Huskies might return to the field as soon as Dec. 3.
— Our daily look at an Apple Cup matchup examines the quarterbacks.
— Bud Withers picks UW 35-18.
— KPLU has a preview of the game featuring Art Thiel.
— The line remains UW favored by as much as nine.
— There’s a 90 percent chance of rain Saturday.
— Here are Vince Grippi’s Thursday WSU-releated links.
— Jon Wilner picks the Huskies.
— Jim Moore picks the Cougs to win but also says it won’t be enough for Paul Wulff to keep his job and guesses they’ll go after Mike Leach.
— Here are all the local all-league teams.
— Withers also takes a look at the national scene.
— The Deseret News breaks down Utah’s bowl possibilities, which are pretty similar to UW’s.
— The Arizona Daily Star previews the weekend in the Pac-12.
— Here’s the Spokesman-Review’s weekly Pac-12 notebook.