The Thursday night game for Washington means a few alterations to its normal schedule.
So does the beginning of school for the Huskies — Monday is the first day of classes.
The Huskies, you may recall, now practice in the morning, and with classes no in session that means going early — they’ll be on the field shortly after 8 a.m. today. And since this is what is a Wednesday in terms of the way the team’s football week works, it means it’s one of our days to talk to some assistants and players. So I’ll be heading up there early Monday to get that done.
UW coach Steve Sarkisian will still hold his usual Monday press conference, and with classes now in session and practice going earlier, he will hold it again at its usual time of noon.
I’ll have updates from all of that later Monday. For now, a few links. …
— Here’s my story for the Monday paper on the hefty challenge Stanford’s offensive line will pose for the Huskies.
— Stanford’s depth chart has been updated for the UW gamme.
— We discussed this a lot on Twitter on Saturday, but worth linking that OL Poasi Moala, who was one of the seven players to commit to UW in June, has decommitted and said Saturday he has instead committed to UCLA. Here’s a story from Scout.com in which he is quoted as saying close to home and his family were among the reasons for switching.
— In other recruiting news, twins Tyrel and Tyree Robinson, who had UW listed among their finalists, said Sunday they will sign with Oregon.
— Bud Withers examines the weekend that was in the Pac-12.
— Withers also writes Oregon used an SEC formula to ride to the No. 2 spot in the polls.
— The line on the Stanford game is steadying at Cardinal by 7.
— The SportsChatPlace says take Stanford and give the points.
— ESPN.com’s Pac-12 blog now has UW slotted for the New Mexico Bowl.
— Ted Miller also looks at what was learned in week four.
— Jon Wilner also looks back at the weekend that was.
— Here’s Stewart Mandel’s always-stout national week in review, including reassessing the conferences after the first four weeks.
— Jason Puckett of KJR-AM says Washington State won’t win again this season.
— In news about former Huskies now in the NFL, Jake Locker was 29-42 for 378 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Titans to one of the wackier wins of the season over the Lions, 44-41 in overtime.
— And here are the highlights of Locker’s game.
— Marcel Reece caught four passes for the Raiders as they beat the Steelers on the last play of the game.
— Donald Butler had 12 tackles for the Chargers but couldn’t prevent a 27-3 loss to the Falcons.
— Mason Foster had eight tackles for Tampa Bay but couldn’t prevent a 16-10 loss to the Cowboys.
— In more UW-Tampa Bay news, an injury to Raymond Clayborn could mean more time for Daniel Te’o-Nesheim.
— Chris Polk was active for the Eagles against Arizona but didn’t have any stats. Senio Kelemete was inactive.
— Alameda Ta’amu was also inactive for the Steelers.
— Joe Lobendahn had a big day as Saskatchewan beat Calgary in CFL action Sunday.
— Another former Husky QB, Nick Montana, led Mt. SAC to another win Saturday. As the linked story says, Mt. SAC is ranked No. 2 among junior colleges in the nation.
Finally, here’s a video review of the Pac-12 weekend from the Pac-12 Networks: