The Huskies are off this week from practicing, likely returning to the field over the weekend once their bowl game and opponent are known. I wrote more today about their bowl possibilities, with everything at the moment seeming to point toward the Las Vegas Bowl. Things can change, so you never know for sure until the announcements are made. But for right now, that’s where it all seems headed — or at least, that Vegas will get to make the call of whether it wants UW.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— And as my story noted, Arizona is the prime competition for the Huskies in Vegas. The Arizona Daily Star broke down Arizona’s chances.
— Interesting stuff here from Rivals.com on Nick Montana, saying among other things that he didn’t work as hard as he could have during his time at Washington.
— Bud Withers has some thoughts on the All-Pac-12 Team.
— Jerry Brewer has three likes and three dislikes on the Apple Cup.
— Justin Wilcox just missed the cut on Bruce Feldman’s list of the 10 most intriguing coaches to watch during the hiring season.
— The Apple Cup got a 1.4 national TV rating.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller published a Pac-12 schedule rotation for the 2013 season that shows UW missing USC and Colorado and not USC and Utah, as the original schedule rotation two years ago showed. I asked UW officials about this last week and they said nothing was official yet on Washington’s schedule. So I guess what we know for sure is they miss USC.
— Lookslike Idaho may be down to former UW assistant Chris Tormey and Brian Lindgren for its head coaching job.
— Some good insight into what Colorado may do now that it has fired Jon Embree.
— Good story on Jim Mora in the LA Times.
— Christian Caple with lots of links around the conference.
— Here’s The Oregonian’s Pac-12 Rundown.
— The Alamo Bowl breaks down its own options.
— CBSSports.com on the potentially folly of granting extensions to coaches this time of year.