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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

August 31, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Friday links — Live chat at 11 a.m.

UW’s season, finally, starts tomorrow. Let’s talk about it at 11 a.m. today in our weekly live chat.

Until then, some links. First, UW and alumni news. …

— Here’s my notebook for the Friday paper leading off with some of Steve Sarkisian’s thoughts on Rocky Long’s statement that he might never punt inside the 50.

— The Daily Aztec talks Washington football.

— Athlon’s lists some of the top storylines in the Pac-12 in week one.

Chris Polk statistically did what he could to make a good final case to make the Eagles, with a game-high 61 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown along with one catch for 10 yards as Philadelphia beat the Jets. Here’s video of his touchdown.

Jake Locker had 81 yards passing and 22 rushing in his last preseason game.

Jerrmaine Kearse got nine yards on three carries, of all things, for the Seahawks. Not sure what that means.

Jon Wilner says UW should feel pretty comfortable at quarterback.

In some thoughts on other Pac-12 games last night, and links around the conference:

___ Washington State opened the Mike Leach era with a big thud, dominated from the start and not even scoring a touchdown. Here’s all of our coverage if you want it.

— Utah looked the way you thought it probably would, physically dominating Northern Colorado 41-0. Nothing really learned in either direction there other than that QB Jordan Wynn appeared just fine physically and that the Utes do indeed plan to find a way to get backup QB Travis Wilson into the game — he scored two rushing touchdowns, one early on.

Jim Mora’s UCLA career got off to an entertaining start with a 49-24 win over Rice. The biggest revelation was the play of QB Brett Hundley, who seriously considered UW before signing with the Bruins. (Here’s a good roundup of the UCLA and Utah games from Ted Miller).

— Arizona State completely dominated Northern Arizona, and while that wasn’t unexpected, the Devils really looked good doing it. Could be an interesting team, and a good one for UW not to have to play this season. And while it may pain UW fans, worth noting a big night for one-time Husky signee Chris Young, who had eight tackles, three for a loss.

— CBSSports.com also neatly wraps up the day in the Pac-12.

— Former USC Trojan Armond Armstead is suing the school.

— USC is no longer allowing opponents to do walk-throughs the day before the game at the Coliseum (and I’ll admit, I didn’t know the individual schools could deny that). As noted in the story, USC coach Lane Kiffin says other schools are also now cutting access to walk-throughs, though he didn’t name them.

— Game-by-game predictions for the Ducks. More Oregon news.

— Stanford opens the post-Andrew Luck era tonight against San Jose State. Here’s a preview.

Anthony Gimino with a good interview of now Pac-12 analyst Rick Neuheisel with some thoughts on Arizona, which also runs the 3-3-5 defense as does San Diego State.

— Here’s the Pac-12 rundown from The Oregonian.

— More links on WSU and the Pac-12 from Christian Caple.

— With Hurricane Issac having passed, LSU is back in classes and will play its game as scheduled Saturday. Doesn’t sound like any issues for UWs visit next week.

— A high school in Texas claims to have one of the biggest scoreboards around.

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