And it’s a different kind of Thanksgiving for the Huskies, who will have a walkthrough at UW this morning, then a team Thanksgiving meal, before boarding a plane to Pullman.
Many of us in the media are also making the trip over the hills and through the woods to the Apple Cup.
Before I go, a few links. …
— In my story for the Thursday paper, I looked at the 2002 Apple Cup.
— GoHuskies.com on Cody Bruns.
— Bud Withers picks UW big.
— John Blanchette also looks at the crazy history of Apple Cups ending in 2.
— The Spokesman also reports that UW’s new coaches are buying into the rivalry.
— Here’s a WSU practice report from Christian Caple (though nothing really definitive on Travis Long and Connor Halliday other than it sounds like each won’t play).
— MadduxSports picks the Huskies.
— The Associated Press has a feature on Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
— The SportsNetwork picks UW 34-24.
— CBSSports.com has a preview and picks UW 35-17.
— PacificTakes picks UW 28-20.
— Athlon’s previews the Pac-12 weekend and all its experts pick UW to win.
— The LA Daily News updates Nick Montana’s season
— In another story on an ex-Husky, the Maple Valley Reporter updates Demitrius Bronson’s season at Eastern.
— HuskyNation has a story on UW”s offer to 2015 prospect Austin Joyner.
— Wire.com references the Huskies in a look at whether firing a mediocre coach does any good.
— WSU coach Mike Leach didn’t like some of the questions he got from the Go2Guy during an interview on ESPN 710 Wednesday.
— The NCAA took a hit in its fight against a lawsuit from former USC assistant Todd McNair Wednesday.
— The Arizona Daily Star has a whimsical look at whether “black outs” and the like really do any good.
— Ted Miller with good stuff breaking down USC’s lost season.
— A Cal professor isn’t happy about how much money the school is paying to send Jeff Tedford out the door.
— Here’s the Pac-12 Rundown from The Oregonian.
— Finally, here’s a preview from former Husky QB Brock Huard: