Late start, so let’s get to it. …
— For my story for today’s paper, I took another look at UW’s penalty issues and the fact that simply being in the Pac-12 almost guarantees a team will rank high nationally in penalties called.
— The recruiting sites, including Scout.com, lists UW with four official visitors for the weekend. One is already committed, QB Troy Williams of Narbonne HIgh in Harbor City, Calif. The others expected to visit are: DT Eddie Vanderdoes of Placer High in Auburn (Calif.); OG Brayden Kearsley of Aloha High in Beaverton, Ore.; and CB Patrick Enewally of Gahr High in Cerritos, Calif.
Vanderdoes, considered maybe the best defensive tackle on the West Coast this year, is also considered a soft commit to USC. Kearsley was initially committed to BYU before opening things up and some consider Oregon State the team to beat for him now. Enewally visited Boise State last week.
— Trevor Walker, a safety from Arlington, Texas, is expected to announce a decision today from UW, Vanderbilt and Mississippi.
— The Football Writers Association of America’s All-American Team is out, and oddly enough does not include a tight end. So they all got snubbed on that one.
— Here’s another look at the SWAG players get for being in bowl games.
— Boise State news here from The Idaho Statesman.
— I wouldn’t imagine the players would be too distracted by this, necessarily, but the higher ups are Boise State are obviously busy right now wondering what to do about the implosion of the Big East. Boise State is scheduled to join the conference for football next year, assuming it exists.
— Here’s the Pac-12 Rundown from The Oregonian.
— The Oregonian also addresses the rumors about Mike Riley and Wisconsin.
— More Pac-12 links from Christian Caple.
— Bowl games begin tomorrow with Arizona facing Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl.