With all that’s been made this year of the reporting of injuries in the Pac-12, it’s worth noting that Arizona is the only school that releases an official, standardized list.
That report for Saturday’s game against UW came out today, and here’s a good overview of who is on it and what it means from Anthony Gimino of the Tucson Citizen.
As noted earlier today, UW coach Steve Sarkisian said Ben Riva — who was Washington’s starting right tackle throughout spring and fall camp and in the opener before breaking his right forearm — could be back this week. It’s a little unclear exactly how the line would look if Riva makes it back. But likely, Riva would go back at RT and one of Shane Brostek or James Atoe would start at RG.
Sarkisian said there were no other issues of players who had been playing, apparently indicating Shaq Thompson (the only player injured against USC) will be back and that no one else other than Riva of those who have been out will make it back.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller puts Desmond Trufant on his mid-season All-Pac-12 team.
— Athlon’s cites two matchups in the UW-Arizona game as two of the most intriguing in the Pac-12 this weekend. And one of its four experts picks UW.
— Christian Caple of the The Spokesman-Review picks UW.
— Jon Wilner picks Arizona.
— The SportsMemo says take Arizona.
— The Football Outsiders formula also favors Arizona.
— CBSSports.com breaks down the game and also picks Arizona.
— This story on the Jim Harbaugh-Pete Carroll rivalry references Stanford’s 41-0 win over UW in 2010 and Harbaugh’s taunts afterward.
— Lots of Pac-12 players on Rob Rang’s latest draft Big Board.