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April 26, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Thursday links — Live chat at noon, and draft today

It’ll be a busy weekend with UW’s Spring Game on Saturday and the NFL Draft beginning today.

We’ll talk about all that, and more, in a live chat here today at noon.

Until then, a few links. …

— There was lots of good stuff in the live chat with Steve Sarkisian on Wednesday — find the highlights here. Included in there is what I thought was an interesting quote that “this is the year we turn the corner.” UW has obviously won seven games each of the last two years. Turning the corner to me would indicate doing more than that — sounds like Sarkisian is confident that can happen.

— Here’s my story from Wednesday’s practice on cornerback Tre Watson.

— Here’s Danny O’Neil’s mock of the first round of the draft, which will be held today.

Bud Withers continues his wrapup of Pac-12 spring practices with a look at Cal.

— It’s Jim Lambright’s 70th birthday. His record of 386 games participated in as a UW player, assistant or head coach could be the Johnny Vander Meer of UW football records — hard to envision that one being broken in today’s climate.

— Some photos of Wednesday’s practice from CoachSark’s site.

— GoHuskies.com looks at the perseverance of James Johnson.

Alameda Ta’amu is the Husky with the best chance of going today. There’s no shortage of mock drafts out there and some include him in the first round. There’s also no shortage of stories of needs of teams that list Ta’amu as a target. Here’s one saying he could be a fit for the Raiders, and another saying the Giants.

— SI.com’s Stewart Mandel calls Chris Polk the most underrated running back in the draft. Polk likely won’t be picked until tomorrow’s second and third rounds, though (here’s the schedule).

Rob Rang’s final top 100 has Ta’amu 96th and Polk 99th.

— ESPN.com has a good overview of the Pac-12 and the NFL Draft and doesn’t see any Huskies taken in the first round.

— Some interesting stuff in this Oregon State notebook, including that the Beavers will also be limited in what they can do in their Spring Game due to depth issues on the offensive line.

— Athlon’s analyzes the schedules for the Pac-12.

— Here’s a position-by-position analysis of Washington State.

— Links from around the conference from Christian Caple.

— Sarkisian mentioned briefly, and some interesting stuff overall, in this story on 7-on-7 football in Texas.

— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller with some good stuff on the latest BCS proposals.

All for now.

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