It’s less than 24 hours since the end of the Oregon game as I type this. But the Huskies don’t have much choice but to move on quickly this week with USC coming to town for a game Saturday at 4 p.m. at CenturyLink Field.
And think about this — it could be the last time USC visits Seattle until 2016. As part of the Pac-12 schedule rotation, UW in 2013-14 will not play USC and Colorado, with UCLA and Arizona State returning to the schedule (so yes, what that means is the end result of expansion for UW in 2013-14 is replacing a home-and-home with USC with a home-and-home with Utah). USC returns to the schedule in 2015, though the locations of the non-division conference games in future years is undetermined.
So you may want to take a good look at the Trojans this weekend.
The beginning of a new game week also means the Husky Roundtable Monday morning on KJR-AM where I will again join host Mitch Levy and former Huskies Hugh Millen and Chuck Nelson to discuss the Oregon game and look ahead to USC.
So I’ll post some links tonight. …
— My story for the Monday paper looked at what I imagine will be a topic of conversation all week — UW’s continuing struggles to get a passing attack going.
— Bud Withers has this review of the Pac-12 weekend.
— CoachSark’s site posted this Sunday Conversation.
— USC practiced tonight, and the most significant news may be that WR Robert Woods, who appeared to suffer a concussion against Utah, practiced and appears good to go.
— USC coach Lane Kiffin said he doesn’t think Washington is that far behind Oregon, among other notes from tonight.
— Kiffin also said he expects UW to be a completely different team at home.
— Oregon coach Chip Kelly said Sunday he thought both of Oregon’s lines played well against the Huskies.
— Here’s The Oregonian’s Sunday Oregon Rundown.
— Jon Wilner’s look at the Pac-12 weekend includes the note that UW and WSU combined for 10 turnovers in the state of Oregon Saturday (but hey, they didn’t have to pay sales tax!).
— Chris Polk was inactive today and Jake Locker didn’t play due to injury. Senio Kelemete and Alameda Ta’amu were also inactive.
— UW plays at Arizona on Oct. 20. The Wildcats have a bye this weekend to recover from the brutal Stanford loss. Here’s a review of that game. And here’s another from the Tucson Citizen with some injury info.