First, a notice that we will indeed have a live chat today at noon. So be there. Now for some links. …
— Here’s my story for the paper today on UW’s offensive line.
— The Las Vegas line has dropped to USC by 12 in a few places.
— Phil Steele placed Austin Seferian-Jenkins on his mid-season All-American third team.
— ESPN.com has a USC practice report and notes the team is basically a day ahead of its usual schedule due to having played Utah last Thursday (thus having a two-day head start on preparing for this game).
— And interesting stuff here from ESPN.com on Lane Kiffin deciding to keep play-calling duties. Steve Sarkisian also calls the plays for UW.
— And USC PK Andre Heidari takes the blame for two misses last week.
— ESPN.com’s Pac-12 bloggers each pick USC to win.
— The LA Times notes USC and UCLA are each being called for a lot of penalties.
— NeonTommy offers a roundtable on USC and this week’s game.
— FoxSportsWest.com says the UW-USC game is a lesson in politics.
— The AP picks USC 28-17.
— And The Sports Network picks USC 31-27.
— Lindy’s has this preview.
— Stanford coach David Shaw told ESPN.com CenturyLink Field on the night of the UW-Stanford game was the “third-loudest place” he has ever been in.
— Bud Withers writes about WSU WR Gino Simone.
— Here’s the Pac-12 Rundown from The Oregonian.
— And from the Denver Post.
— And more Pac-12 links from The Spokesman-Review.
— Athlon’s examines the top Pac-12 storylines of the weekend andn also has some predictions (all picking USC).
— Conquest Chronicles examines the Pac-12/DirecTV situation.
— Safety Adam Hall, who wouldn’t have been playing next week against UW anyway, is no longer part of the program at Arizona.