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October 5, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Friday links — Off to Oregon

A veritable plethora (or just a bunch, if you prefer) of links and notes before heading out to Oregon. …

— The UWAA has passed along the news that the UWAA Washington Warm Up at Oregon for this Saturday is canceled. The Husky pre-game gathering has been moved to the Moshofsky Center and there will be a Purple and Gold Pride Patrol on site as well as at the game.

— Also, the UWAA reports the last Dawg Rally will be Friday, Oct. 12 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Jillian’s Billiards Club. As the release reads: “Celebrate Husky tradition. Sing Bow Down to Washington with the Husky Marching Band Alumni Association (HMBAA), mingle with Harry the Husky, play our favorite tailgate games, pose in the Husky Photo Zone, enjoy Husky deals on food and beverages, and enter to win prizes! Jillian’s will also donate $2 for every buffet meal purchased and $1 from each draft beer purchase to support UWAA/HMBAA scholarship funds.”

— In our weekly look at the opponent, Percy Allen writes about Kenjon Barner.

Bud Withers wonders if the UW-Oregon rivalry still has the same steam, and also wonders if there is a downside to the Pac-12 TV deal.

— Withers also looks at the weekend in college football.

— Here’s the weekly podcast from former Husky players Kyle Benn and Matt Rogers.

— The College Football Matrix, which last week picked UW to beat Stanford, this week predicts Oregon to win.

— The Oregonian reports Oregon DC Nick Aliotti thinks of Justin Wilcox as a “younger brother.”

— More on Aliotti and Wilcox from the Eugene Register-Guard.

— The Guard also reports that Oregon will make about $5 million more this year from the Pac-12’s new TV deals.

— And the Guard also writes about one of the only Washington players on the Oregon roster, offensive lineman Nick Cody of Brush Prairie.

— ESPN,com’s Ted Miller has this video look at the game.

— Miller also recaps his chat and says it’s still a little hard to read the Huskies.

— SBNation examines Oregon’s and UW’s ability to turn turnovers into points.

— The experts at The Sporting News pick Oregon, though they don’t seem all that excited about it.

Jon Wilner predicts Oregon to win but also says UW’s bowl hopes look good.

— The Pac-12 Rundown from The Oregonian.

— And you can chat with The Oregonian’s Aaron Fentress at noon.

— WR John Ross, who visited UW the weekend of the San Diego State game, will be among Oregon’s visitors this weekend.

— This is an ESPN Insider piece, but good stuff from Mason Kelley on the brewing UW-UCLA recruiting battles.

— Lots of Pac-12 links from The Spokesman-Review.

— USC, UW’s next opponent, looked potentially headed for another upset loss when it fell behind 14-0 three minutes into the game. But the Trojans then dominated from there in what might have been their best performance of the year, pulling away for an eventual 38-28 win. SaturdayBlitz offers this analysis.

— Wilner with more on Jeff Tedford’s contract and future.



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