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November 30, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Wednesday links

With UW off this week, not a lot of news out there on the Huskies. But there is a little bit concerning recruits UW is pursuing, so I’ll start with some of that, and continue with some general links, and then one last highlight video from the Apple Cup. …

First, a few updates on recruiting. …

—’s Greg Biggins writes (in an Insider piece) that Mariner running back KeiVarae Russell is moving up his official visit to Cal to this weekend.

Russell says in the story that:

“I want to commit in late December or early January so it was good to be able to take a visit this weekend and have the rest of the month to schedule my other trips. It would have been fun to be at Cal with all the other guys and I know a lot of the players visiting, but this is a smarter move for me.”

Russell said he’s still hoping to schedule visits with USC and Washington as well before making his final decision.

“USC has been hard to get a hold of, I’ve been calling them,” Russell said. “I’m going to call them again this week and see what’s up. Washington is on me hard and I told them they would be my last official visit. I hope to have all these schools in for home visits as well and Notre Dame is coming later tonight (Tuesday).”

— reports that DL Damion Turpin of Dominguez High in Compton, Calif., may be ready to commit to UW after visiting over the weekend. He had previously been committed to UCLA.

Reggie Daniels, a highly-touted Arizona safety who visited UW for the Oregon game, has committed to the Ducks.

— This is an Insider piece as well, but Josh Garnett told’s Wolverine Nation site that he loved his visit to Michigan over the weekend and now has the Wolverines in his top two (the story doesn’t explicitly say the other school, but I think it’s assumed to be Stanford).

In other links. …

— I’ll link again the live web cam on the Husky Stadium renovation — really starting to look a lot different.

— The San Antonio Express-News reiterates that UW has become the favorite to be the Pac-12 rep in the Alamo Bowl.

— Kind of a funny video from the UW football office showing what Keith Price does on his weeks off.

— Times columnists Steve Kelley and Bud Withers write about WSU’s firing of Paul Wulff.

—’s Ted Miller with some thoughts on the All-Pac-12 Team.

Vince Grippi with every other link you might want on the WSU situation.

— UCLA said to be making a big run at Chris Petersen.

— Former UW QB Brock Huard talks about the best vacant coaching jobs.

— The Orange County Register with a good look ahead at USC, which will be the overwhelming favorite to win the Pac-12 South (again?) in 2012.

Jon Wilner with some good assessments of the Pac-12 vacancies.

—’s Stewart Mandel says Ole Miss is the worst coaching job in college football.

— HeismanPundit breaks down how influential stats can be in deciding the winner.

— The Wall Street Journal details how coaches are getting less time than ever to turn programs around.

Finally, here is QBSacker’s highlights of the Apple Cup:

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