There was a bit of news out of Corvallis today as Oregon State coach Mike Riley said Sean Mannion will return to start at quarterback Saturday night against UW in Seattle.
Here’s the story from The Oregonian. As the story notes, Mannion, a sophomore, started Oregon State’s first four games this season. Mannion started against UW last year in Corvallis and led the Beavers to a 38-21 win, throwing for 329 yards and two touchdowns.
Starting cornerback Jordan Poyer also sat out OSU’s practice today with a sprained wrist, though he said he will be back for the UW game.
Here are a few more links (and these may suffice for the Tuesday morning post, as well, with UW practicing in the morning):
— Here’s my story from today’s press conference.
— Times columnist Jerry Brewer writes that Steve Sarkisian is hoping to lead another late-season turnaround.
— Brewer also has his three likes and dislikes from the Arizona game.
— I did a Q-and-A on the Huskies for The Oregonian.
— GoHuskies.com notes UW has been here before.
— SBNation says the Arizona game was the low point of the Sarkisian era.
— The Oregonian’s Lindsay Schnell has an early look at the game and an early prediction of OSU 28-24.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller ranks the Huskies eighth in the Pac-12 this week.
— Athlon’s ranks the Huskies 40th in the nation.
— A bunch of Pac-12 links from the Arizona Republic.
— The ratings for Pac-12 games on FOX this year haven’t been so good.
— This Eagles’ rookie progress report includes an assessment of Chris Polk’s season to date.
— Looks like Jake Locker may sit for another week.