Spring ball is now just around the corner, beginning on April 2.
The one position that was the biggest question mark a year ago at this time — quarterback — no longer is, with Keith Price locked in there for the next two years.
And after a sophomore season in which he set numerous school records, Price is beginning to receive some national attention, including this Q-and-A today in the Orlando Sentinel’s college football blog.
Nothing super revelatory there, but Price makes clear again the impact that injuries had on him last season, which in a way makes the numbers he put up that much more remarkable, especially given what was expected heading into the season.
I talked to Price in January when he said that he ended the 2011 season at 185 pounds but wants to try to be at 205 for the beginning of the 2012 season, the hope being that the extra weight would make him that much better equipped to withstand the pounding of the season and avoid injuries.
You also see there a question of possible Heisman talk for Price, and an answer that would be expected by anyone who has followed Price the last few years — that it will all be about winning for the Huskies, and if that happens, Price will more than get his due.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Another scouting report of Chris Polk.
— A few more news and notes on San Diego State, UW’s first opponent in 2012.
— Mo Isom, a member of the LSU women’s soccer team who tried out for the football team, didn’t make the cut but has vowed to try again.
— If you’re going to the LSU game, be prepared to pay a bit for parking.
— The San Jose Mercury News has an overview of Cal as the Bears begin spring practice.
— CBSSports.com’s Eye on Recruiting blog answers a question on the impact of new Pac-12 head coaches.
— KSL.com reports on the economic impact of Utah’s move to the Pac-12.
— A few more links around the Pac-12 from ESPN.com’s Ted Miller.