To begin, a notice that we’ll hold our weekly live chat today at noon.
Now for some links. …
— Steve Kelley columnized today about Bishop Sankey (right in a Dean Rutz photo).
— And in our weekly look in the paper at the opponent, Percy Allen writes about the conundrum of whether to kick it to Utah’s Reggie Dunn.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller and Kevin Gemmell each pick UW to win.
— ESPN also ponders what UW should do about Dunn.
— ESPN.com’s Mason Kelley writes about Thomas Vincent.
— CBSSports.com breaks down the game and picks UW.
— All four experts for Athlon’s pick UW, several by big margins.
— In this ESPN.com Insider piece, Travis Haney rates the top 10 head coaches and assistants who could be candidates for head coaching jobs elsewhere. UW’s Justin Wilcox comes in at No. 10 on the list of coordinators, with Haney writing:
Wilcox might be an intriguing name to consider a year from now. Washington’s defense is so young, and subsequently pretty poor, that he is not going to get rave reviews in his first season at U-Dub. But if he can turn it around in the near future, the affable 35-year-old should soon be a candidate for some West Coast positions.
— The Deseret News offers five questions on UW football with Chris Fetters of Dawgman.com.
— And here’s a Q-and-A I did for the Salt Lake Tribune.
— The Trib also looks at how the roles of some Utah assistants has changed and also asks whether Aaron Roderick, who was on Steve Sarkisian’s initial UW staff for a week or so, has ever had second thoughts about how that unfolded.
— The Deseret News also looks at the change in the Utah offense since coordinator Brian Johnson moved to the field.
— Jon Wilner rates UW 7th this week in the Pac-12.
— Wilner also breaks down how the TV draft order worked for this week’s games.
— FootballStudyHall picks UW.
— Here’s a story on safety Max Redfield, expected to take an official visit to UW this weekend.
— Really good story by former Seattle Times staffer Greg Bishop, now with the New York Times, on former Utah QB Jordan Wynn.
— Strange story out of USC where a Trojans manager has been fired for under-inflating the balls during the first half of the Oregon game. ESPN.com’s Miller with more on that story. And USA Today’s Paul Myerberg also takes USC to task.
— I forgot to link this the other day, but here’s the SI.com story on USC’s troubles that quotes an NFL exec saying Sarkisian is a better coach than Lane Kiffin.
— WSU has apparently backed out of a home game with BYU next season.
— Washington isn’t the only Pac-12 team dealing with a lot of penalties. Here’s a look at Arizona’s struggles.
— Arizona is also really young on defense.
— SI.com’s Stewart Mandel examines how Oregon’s running game has gotten better and Oregon State’s Rose Bowl hopes, among other things.
— Lots of links a round the conference from Christian Caple.
— And here’s the daily links from the Pac-12.
— Finally, here’s the Husky Honks on KJR-AM Wednesday:
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