A few links and notes to pass along tonight — with the Huskies again practicing early tomorrow, this likely takes the place of the usual morning links. ..
— UW coach Steve Sarkisian and a few other school officials were in Las Vegas today handling a few different tasks, such as scouting out the practice sites (UNLV for the Huskies) and other logistical stuff. Sarkisian also took part in a press conference and is quoted in this story talking about the benefits of the game being the only one on TV at that time. The bowl also produced this story previewing the game. And here’s another story on the event with a little bit of video.
— Mead High’s Danny Mattingly, a tight end/linebacker is no longer committed to Notre Dame, according to ESPN’s HuskyNation. A consensus four-star player, he told HuskyNation he is no longer committed because “I’m trying to do what’s best.” He said the schools he is considering now are UW, UCLA, Arizona State, Miami and Oregon. He visited UW last month and has already visited UCLA and Miami and will visit ASU and Oregon the next two weeks.
— Former UW offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, now holding the same role at Alabama, is expected to interview for the head coaching job at Southern Miss.
— ESPN.com’s Pac-12 blog highlights every team’s signature win of 2012 (and again, not a tough call for UW).
— Cal officially introduced new coach Sonny Dykes today.
— Colorado is on to Plan B after Butch Jones withdrew.
— CBSSports.com named David Shaw its Pac-12 Coach of the Year.
— LA Times with a good story on Narbonne High, where UW QB commit Troy Williams plays.