It’s a beautiful Saturday here in Seattle, one that doesn’t include a UW practice — the Huskies are off again until Monday when they’ll get in full pads for the first time this spring. So for now, a few links. …
— Here’s my story for the Saturday paper culled from the interviews of the assistants following Friday’s practice.
— Scout.com reports that Tee Shepard, a five-star cornerback from Fresno who signed with Notre Dame as part of the Class of 2012, enrolled early, then decided to leave ND, will visit UW as part of a tour of Pac-12 schools he may consider next. He has also already visited UCLA and WSU and will visit USC. He would have to sit out in 2012. His reason for transferring has been stated as simply wanting to be closer to home.
— FoxSportsWest.com offers a spring preview of UW.
— The New York Times’ Fifth Down blog has a scouting report of Chris Polk that makes a comparison of his style with another UW running back, Corey Dillon.
— Former Husky Roy Lewis has re-signed with the Seahawks.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller examines what the loss of Max Browne means, as well as the Pac-12 North pecking order, in his latest mailbag.
— WSU is halfway through spring drills (and the linked story includes lots of other Pac-12 links).
— USC got bad news yesterday with the loss of running back Tre Madden for the season with a knee injury.
— Ten questions about USC from Rivals.com.
— Oregon hopes to develop two offensive lines it can switch hockey-style.
— Once highly-touted Oregon tight end Curtis White has had to give up football due to injuries.
— De’Anthony Thomas is getting set to take on a bigger role in the Oregon offense this year.
— Lots of links around the Pac-12 from The Oregonian.
— Tight end Caleb Smith of Kentridge High enrolled early at Oregon State and The Oregonian reports he’s already earning some raves.
— SaturdayBlitz examines the death of the Mountain West Conference’s network.