A few links until practice ends around 11 today:
— Percy Allen wrote today about UW’s improved offensive line, which has set the tone for the Huskies’ breakthrough and regained the trust of quarterback Keith Price.
As Percy wrote:
“We take those things personally because his [Price's] play for the most part is a direct reflection on us,” junior tackle Ben Riva said. “We made the point in the offseason that our season wasn’t good enough. We really made an effort during the offseason and in camp to really get him in rhythm and keep him in his rhythm mentally and physically.”
Price took most of the heat for Washington’s 7-6 season.
On Monday, he noted the different vibe around the 16th-ranked Huskies (3-0).
“A couple of weeks ago, I was answering questions about whether I’d be the starting quarterback,” he said, laughing. “Like I’ve always said, you got to trust the guys around you to play this position and my guys have been doing a great job.
“And the guys up front — for me that’s the biggest change from last year. They’re making this thing go.”
— Here’s Bud Withers’ column on the new scheduling issues facing the Pac-12, and all of college football, with the playoff format approaching in 2014.
— Arizona is ready for Pac-12 play.
— The Wildcats expect Husky Stadium to be “nuts” on Saturday. Crying babies, anyone?
— With “APU” — All Players United — many players join the push for NCAA reform.
Note: The blog will probably be a bit quiet this afternoon as I finish writing a profile of Hau’oli Kikaha for Thursday’s paper.