A Sunday smorgasbord of links with the season now six days away. …
— And in fact, it’s close enough now to begin thinking about the weather for the opener, which should be good — our forecast calls for a high of 71 and clear on Saturday, so sounds like a pleasant night ahead at the Clink.
— SBNation has a breakdown of the UW-San Diego State game.
— If you missed it the first time, the Kitsap Sun has run on its own site the story about Austin Seferian-Jenkins produced by the school earlier this month on the friendship he developed with a young girl through the school’s “Blitz the Sound” program.
— Santa Margarita, with UW commits Dane Crane and Connor O’Brien, beat Brophy Prep last night on ESPN2. Here’s a story.
— Erik Folk was among those cut yesterday by the Atlanta Falcons.
— Dorson Boyce caught one pass for four yards for the Redskins yesterday.
— Alameda Ta’amu had one tackle for the Steelers.
— This is an ESPN Insider piece, but here are Mel Kiper’s rankings of college football teams based on how many NFL prospects they have. LSU is first with USC No. 3, Stanford No. 7 and Oregon listed among the next dozen following the top 10.
— The LA Daily News has a somewhat tongue-in-cheek comparison of the Pac-12 and SEC.
— WSU coach Mike Leach called Sarkisian “a great guy” among other comments during his session with the media Saturday.
— The Tucson Citizen has a team-by-team breakdown of the Pac-12.
— Here’s the Arizona Daily Star’s preview of the conference.
— Christian Caple with some WSU notes and links around the conference.
— Vince Grippi predicts the Cougars to go 5-7.
— The Arizona Republic has an update on the conference’s negotiations with cable distributors.
— More on the TV stuff from Pacific Takes, reporting more rumors that a deal with DirecTV may be close.
— Could Oregon State go 8-4 this year?
— Interesting story here on San Diego State’s longsnapper, who hails from Anchorage.
— Good stuff here comparing Arizona’s new offense to its old one.
— Sort of a random link, but here’s Newsday’s Top 25.