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December 20, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Thursday links — Live chat at 11 a.m., and more

I’ll begin noting that I’ll  hold a live chat at 11 a.m. today, a little earlier than our usual time but about the only time that’s going to fit to get one in during the lunch hour this week.

Now on to some links. …

— For my story for the Thursday paper, I wrote about quarterback Keith Price and his tumultuous season and how the Las Vegas Bowl  could help him quiet the critics

In one quote that didn’t make the story, Price said one error he might have made this season was trying to do too much:

“Where I messed up at was trying to be Superman and trying to live up to these lofty expectations instead of doing what got me here and doing what got me to this point and just believing in coach Sark (Steve Sarkisian) and believing in the system and trusting my reads and trusting my preparation. And I believe the last couple of months I’m starting to get it back. It’s just that the ball hasn’t bounced the way I wanted it to bounce.”

I also asked Price about the the reaction to the last interception against Washington State, which could have been avoided had any other number of plays been made in regulation.

“Right, right. Everybody is going to remember my interception. But I accept that. I made a poor read, made a poor decision and I’ve just got to live with that and I’ll learn from it.. … But I accept it (the criticism). I appreciate it. And I’m  going to keep on playing and you are going to see me at my best soon.”

One thing Price said has not been an issue is his health. At one point in a recent interview, he laughed about the oddity of struggling more this season when he was healthy when he had played so well last year when he battled a succession of injuries.

When reminded that a year ago in the Alamo Bowl  he never looked healthier having had about a month in between games and whether that could repeat itself this year, he smiled and said simply “I’ll be ready.”

— And here’s our notebook for the Thursday paper.

— Yesterday came and went without an anticipated decision from JC DT Lavon Hooks.

— FootballScoop.com reports that Nick Holt is in the running to be the defensive coordinator at Western Kentucky, where Bobby Petrino is now the head coach. Holt and Petrino have worked together before.

— Passing along an e-mail on a viewing party, “the UWB Alumni Council is hosting a viewing party for the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas at the Dub Pub in Kirkland that doubling as a fundraiser for UW student scholarships.” It will feature an extensive buffet, drink specials, door prizes, and a sports-themed raffle auction. Tickets are $20 online pre-reg and $25 at the door. It begins at 10 a.m. at the Dub Pub, 11516 124th Ave NE, Kirkland. Register here.

— Interesting stuff from Forbes rating the values of college football programs. UW comes in at 18th with a profit of $28 million.

— The Sports Network breaks down the game and picks Boise State to win 28-21.

— The Idaho Statesman reports Justin Wilcox says he has no regrets leaving Boise State after the 2009 season for Tennessee.

— The Statesman also writes about the matchup of Prosser’s Cody Bruns and Kirby Moore.

— The SportsChatPlace picks Boise State.

— ESPN.com says UW is on the spot in its bowl game.

— It was revealed Wednesday that Oregon will indeed have to face the NCAA Committee on Infractions. Here’s more on that from Yahoo.com.

— Some Oregon boosters also apparently don’t like Chip Kelly all that much.

— Stanford and coach David Shaw have agreed to a long-term contract extension.

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