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November 19, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Monday night links and notes — WSU injury update, and a poll

It’s another early practice for the Huskies Tuesday, and what will likely be their most extensive work of the week.

So I’ll post some links and notes tonight. …

— And we’ll begin with what is some potentially significant injury news from WSU’s practice Monday Night. The Spokesman-Review reports WSU senior LB Travis Long missed practice and may have a knee injury. Long is tied for fifth in the Pac-12 in sacks with 9.5 The story also reports that QB Connor Halliday was not at practice, though for unexplained reasons, meaning senior Jeff Tuel is likely to start the Apple Cup. If Halliday were not available, the backup QB would be David Gilbertson, son of former UW head coach Keith Gilbertson.

— For my story for the Tuesday paper, I looked at UW’s improving secondary and the matchup with WSU’s passing game.

— Here’s the notebook, looking at how UW will handle the shorter week.

— Alamo Bowl president Derrick Fox says Oregon, Stanford, Oregon State and UCLA are the Pac-12 teams remaining on their list. No surprise that UW isn’t on it.

— The line is up to UW by 11.5 points at most Vegas books.

— Here’s some video of WSU coach Mike Leach and players from their Sunday news conference, as well as a few other links from Christian Caple.

— Here are WSU’s official game notes.

— Former WSU coach Mike Price retired today as coach at UTEP. Bud Withers examines his legacy.

— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller ranks the Huskies sixth in the Pac-12 this week.

— The ESPN Pac-12 blog takes a quick look at all the conference games this weekend.

— Athlon’s also ranks the Huskies sixth.

—- Phil Steele projects UW to play Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl.

— CoachingSearch.com has a list of Tennessee candidates (and none are Justin Wilcox).

— Buffzone.com examines whether Colorado ought to fire Jon Embree.

— The status of Jeff Tedford at Cal remains uncertain. Here’s the San Jose Mercury News with details.

— Lots of interesting bowl breakdowns here from the Tucson Citizen.

— Here’s the Pac-12 rundown from The Oregonian.

— WR Devon Blackman, a 4-star recruit who had struggled to get on the field, is transferring from Oregon.

— For everybody wondering the situation for the Pac-12 divisional titles, here’s the language straight from the conference office:

– A STANFORD win at UCLA Saturday, and it’ll be the Cardinal representing the North and would host the Pac-12 FCG.

– A UCLA win over Stanford, and an OREGON win over OREGON STATE, and it’ll be the Ducks who claim the North and host the Pac-12 FCG.

– A UCLA win over Stanford, and an Oregon State win over Oregon, and Stanford would represent the North with UCLA to host the Pac-12 FCG.

— Finally, here is the Seattle Times poll for tonight, and I’ll pass it along since it is Apple Cup related:

Who should start at quarterback for Washington State in the Apple Cup?

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