It’s the first Monday morning of the college football season, though as I noted the other day, it’ll be a little different schedule for the Huskies today.
UW is going to practice in the morning throughout the season this year, joining the ranks of teams such as USC and Oregon that have done that for the last year or so.
Classes, though, are not yet in session at UW so the Huskies can set their own schedule for a few more weeks. Today they are practicing in the mid-morning, which is why Steve Sarkisian’s weekly press conference — which will usually be at noon — is instead at 2 p.m.
For now, a few links. …
— ESPN’s Pac-12 blog projects UW to the Sun Bowl.
— Ted Miller also has UW ranked fifth in his week one power rankings.
— Miller also has some UW mentions in his fearless predictions for 2012.
— We held the first Husky Roundtable of the season this morning on KJR-AM, as I am again joining Hugh Millen and Chuck Nelson to talk about UW. You should be able to find the podcast here soon.
— Here’s the official list of viewing parties from the UW Alumni Association.
— UW remains a 14.5-point favorite in the Daily Line as published in the Seattle Times, which will be the line I’ll try to use consistently throughout the season.
— Jon Wilner picks Washington to beat Stanford in his game-by-game rundown of the Cardinal’s season.
— CoachingSearch.com says Steve Sarkisian is one of two college coaches who can claim to have developed two current starting NFL QBs.
— The Eagles may try Chris Polk at fullback but apparently haven’t done so yet.
— Matt Barkley is atop the first CBSSports.com Heisman poll.
— Christian Caple with some WSU notes and links around the conference.
— Here’s the daily Pac-12 rundown from The Oregonian.
— ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach offers his annual predictions and has USC winning the Pac-12.
— San Diego State RB Walter Kazee is back after suffering a knee injury last season. He’s the older brother of SDSU freshman Damontae Kazee, who was a commit to UW for a while last year.
— San Diego State will also have a new left tackle, who is converting from tight end, going against UW Saturday night.