Lamenting injuries is one thing all college football fans share. Every team suffers some every year, injuries being an unfortunate reality of the game.
But the 2012 Huskies do indeed suddenly seem to be getting more than their share with the news Monday of Jesse Callier’s loss for the season, Ben Riva’s loss for a significant period of time and that Hau’oli Jamora also won’t make it back this year.
Here’s a quick look at all of UW’s injuries:
OUT FOR THE SEASON
RB Jesse Callier (knee)
RB Deontae Cooper (knee)
DE Hau’oli Jamora (knee)
OUT FOR THIS WEEK
RT Ben Riva (arm)
LB Nate Fellner (foot)
WR James Johnson (wrist)
LB Jamaal Kearse (leg)
Also worth noting, when taking this team into consideration and players it might have been thought in the spring would contribute now, are the loss of OG Colin Porter (shoulder) and the transfers of LS Matt Lyons and Garret Gilliland. And also still sidelined is true frosh RB Ryan McDaniel, who suffered a knee injury last fall while still in high school.
UW coach Steve Sarkisian has said often he thinks this team has the best depth of any since he has been here. But undoubtedly he didn’t wish for that to get tested this much, this early.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Here’s my story rounding up the news of Monday.
— And here’s Jerry Brewer’s column on the shadow cast on college football by the SEC.
— Brewer also details all the Pac-12-SEC matchups since 2000.
— SBNation looks back at the 2009 UW-LSU game.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller has UW fifth in his Pac-12 power ratings for this week,
— He also assesses Keith Price’s Heisman chances after week one.
— Some LSU links from NOLA.com.
— Included is this column on LSU QB Zach Mettenberger’s debut.
— Lots of stuff here on ESPN’s LSU site.
— Included is this story detailing how LSU was pretty vanilla against North Texas, and also how North Texas didn’t do much to stress the LSU defense, usually staying in max protect blocking to keep its QB upright. Expect a lot more from both teams this week.
— The official home page of LSU football.
— SDSU coach Rocky Long says he won’t stray from the unconventional approach to kicking displayed in Saturday’s loss to UW. Also some overall thoughts on the game. But columnist Nick Canepa isn’t buying the strategy.
— Chris Polk says it was agonizing to wait to find out whether he’d made the cut with the Eagles.
— Jake Locker’s first regular season NFL start comes against the Patriots.
— Jermaine Kearse was added to the Seahawks’ practice squad Monday.
— Here’s the Pac-12 rundown from The Oregonian.
— And lots of Pac-12 links from The Spokesman-Review.
— Wisconsin won’t send Oregon State its film since OSU didn’t play last week.
— Cal admitted Monday to selling some tickets that didn’t have seats.
— Lane Kiffin wants better play from his offensive line.