Well, here it finally is, the first gameday of the season.
Time to get you ready for it all with a bunch of notes and links. …
— Here’s my preview of the game, focusing on the debut of the remade UW defense.
— Here’s our Game at a Glance, with some nuts and bolts info.
— Here’s something new we are doing this year, a GameCenter page on which you can follow along with the action all day long.
— And here’s the GameDay Central page from GoHuskies.com with lots of transportation and CenturyLink info, as well as lots of other stuff.
— The North County Times says the Aztecs plan to stay calm in their surroundings.
— The San Diego Union-Tribune focuses on the debut of some of SDSU’s high-profile transfers.
— PacificTakes breaks down the game.
— Stanford got all it wanted, and almost more, from San Jose State, surviving 20-17. Word is the Spartans are a lot better than they’ve been. But Stanford obviously doesn’t look quite the same without Andrew Luck, whose value to that team was a lot more than just his passing stats. Coaches always talked about his play-calling ability at the line of scrimmage (and Rick Neuheisel led a good tutorial on this on the Pac-12 Networks on Thursday night) and it was obvious the Cardinal offense didn’t have the same spark last night. That said, it might be risky for everyone who plays Stanford to start chalking that up as a W.
— ESPN.com’s Kevin Gemmell offers some instant analysis of the Stanford game.
— Cal’s AD is switching to Comcast.
— SI.com’s Seth Davis writes about the Pac-12 Networks.
— Washington State is trying to look ahead after the BYU disappointment.
— Jerry Brewer says it’s not time for WSU fans to panic.
— UW commit Troy Williams was 18-25 for 224 yards, one touchdown and one interception as Narbonne won its season opener 41-0.
— UW PK commit Cameron Van Winkle booted three field goals for Mount Si last night.