Heading home from Pac-12 Media Day, which serves as an unofficial kickoff to the college football season.
Officially, though, UW won’t hit the field until Aug. 6, so still a little wait left.
As for media day, here are a few links, as well as some other items. …
— Here’s my story from media day, touching on the theme of optimism that is inevitable and also unavoidable at all such events.
— We also had this photo gallery from John Lok. The photo at right of the UW contingent on the podium at media day is from the gallery.
— In case you missed it, I wrote this story for the Wednesday paper on UW AD Scott Woodward’s thoughts on the Penn State news of Tuesday.
— Here are some notes on what the UW trio said from ESPN.com’s Pac-12 blog.
— The San Jose Mercury News’ notebook leads of with Steve Sarkisian’s comments on the hiring of Tosh Lupoi.
— The Pac-12’s site details Sarkisian’s playing the role of reporter for a moment.
— The LA Times offers a group photo along with a column on how competitive the new TV money is making the Pac-12, including some comments from Sarkisian.
— CBSSports.com wrote Washington’s offense is going mobile.
— SBNation.com offers a video interview of Keith Price.
— Bryan Fischer of CBSSports.com writes that the Pac-12 hopes this is the start of something big.
— The New York Times notes Lane Kiffin giving Penn State some advice while reports swirl that its running back may be heading to USC.
— Turning away from media day, Philly.com says Chris Polk is proving to be faster than the Eagles thought he was on draft day.
— Wave Newspapers with a feature on Price.
— Price included in this story on the QB lineup in the conference this year.
— UW commit Troy Williams moved up 22 spots in ESPN.com’s latest ratings.
— People have asked if UW might have any interest in any Penn State players. I have not heard of any. The one who was most obvious was OL Ryan Nowicki, a Class of 2011 signee who took an official visit to UW before signing with Penn State. But reports tonight are that he may be heading to Illinois.