It’s tempting to trot out the cliche that “can you believe in two weeks the Huskies (and basically every other college football team) will have played a game?”
But frankly, I can believe it. After the long off-season and two weeks of training camp, it feels like it’s time to play some games. Thankfully, that time is getting closer. For today, some more links to continue whetting the appetite. …
UW LINKS. …
— Here’s my story on Saturday’s scrimmage focusing on Shaq Thompson and his quick emergence to a prominent role, and essentially a starting job, on the Husky defense.
— The CoachSark site has some photos of Saturday’s practice.
— Mason Kelley looks at the importance of unofficial visits.
— Jermaine Kearse had a 37-yard catch and a 10-yard run for the Seahawks in their 30-10 win over Denver.
— Donald Butler had an interception and six tackles for the Chargers in their win over the Cowboys.
— Isaiah Stanback had one catch for 11 yards for the Giants in their win over the Jets.
— Chris Polk says he has no issues trying to play fullback for the Eagles.
— Jake Locker’s struggles Friday night mean the Titans will push back their QB decision.
AROUND COLLEGE FOOTBALL/PAC-12. …
— Our series of Pac-12 previews continues today with my story on Cal.
— Bud Withers sorts out the Pac-12’s quarterback battles.
— The Trojans says their No. 1 AP ranking puts them back where they are supposed to be.
— Oregon coach Chip Kelly says he doesn’t care about polls and won’t vote in the Coaches Poll.
— Have Oregon’s ticket prices gotten too high?
— Oregon State had a water balloon fight at practice Saturday.
— The Denver Post examines how Pac-12 teams adjust to defending spread offenses.
— Rick Neuheisel says the commitment he needed to make UCLA a winner wasn’t quite there.
— Stanford is still trying to decide on a quarterback.
— Utah QB Jordan Wynn has been out for four days with arm soreness but is expected back Monday.
— A report on Colorado’s scrimmage.
— Good story here on the ratcheting up of the Arizona-Arizona State rivalry.
— San Diego State’s offense was inconsistent during its open scrimmage Saturday (and I Iove the quote from Rocky Long about how difficult it is to tell a lot from such scrimmages).
— Here’s a good look at LSU’s offensive line, which returns two All-SEC tackles (obviously a good test for Josh Shirley and crew).
— A Portland State rundown, including a look at the team’s standout kicker.