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March 7, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Wednesday links — Katz taking lead in SDSU QB race

There’s not much UW football-related news out there today.

But there is a little bit with UW’s first opponent of 2012, San Diego State, which appears to be narrowing in on Ryan Katz as its starting quarterback.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that he is now “the man to beat” for the job in what is his first spring there since transferring from Oregon State.

Katz was OSU’s starter throughout the 2010 season, which included a 35-34 loss at Husky Stadium when the Beavers went for two in the second overtime and Katz’s pass to Joe Halahuni fell incomplete.

Katz lost the job early in the 2011 season to Sean Mannion and transferred after the year (he’s immediately eligible since he graduated from OSU).

UW hosts San Diego State on Sept. 1 at CenturyLink Field to open the 2012 season. Katz transferred to SDSU knowing there was an immediate opening there as the Aztecs lost starting QB Ryan Lindley to graduation. That’s one of just several key departures that will stamp the Aztecs as a pretty young team overall when they come to Seattle.

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— A few Arizona players are in trouble after a brawl at a party.

— SI.com’s Stewart Mandel looks at Stanford in the post-Andrew Luck era.

— An assistant who left Tennessee for Washington State says there were reasons coaches were fleeing Tennessee.

— Here are five observations from USC’s first practice.

— Lots of news and notes on college football from LindysSports.com.

I’ll be back later with at least one more round of questions and answers (and feel free to chime in here with more questions to keep the mailbag full).

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