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December 17, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Saturday morning links — Let the bowl season begin, and Banks confirms commitment to UW

It’s Happy First Bowl Day of the Season Day!

And like the BCS or hate it, that’s a reason to celebrate, knowing basically every day from now until Jan. 9 Sure, the bowl season has lots of issues — the tickets the schools are required to purchase is right at the top. But once the games begin, I pretty much tune that all out, sit on the couch, and watch with clicker in hand (the way I handle most problems in my life). So having a game to watch just about every day for three weeks? Hard to go wrong with that.

The first bowl of the year is the New Mexico Bowl, which with the Pac-12 unable to send it a team had to pit Wyoming against Temple — here’s a preview. Wyoming is coached by former UW player and assistant coach Dave Christensen, info buried at the bottom of this bio on the Wyoming web site, which has to be the longest I think I’ve ever seen.

As for some other news. …

Josh Banks, defensive tackle from Delta College in San Joaquin, Calif., confirmed in a story in the Stockton Record Saturday that he has committed to UW. He was the subject of Steve Sarkisian’s mystery “woof” from earlier this week. Here’s a story on Banks from last year with some good background info.

And here’s a link to some video of Banks.

He’s the 21st known commit for this class, the fifth from a defensive lineman, and the first from a defensive tackle. He says in the story he won’t sign until February, so if so, he may not be available for the spring.

— The Huskies will be on the field at 10 a.m. I’ll have a report here afterward.

— In my story for today’s paper, I wrote about deep snapper Brendan Lopez, who recently was admitted to dental school.

— SportsChatPlace picks Baylor.

Ted Miller adroitly answers some mail.

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