One tidbit from the open portion of UW practice this morning: Starting left guard Dexter Charles, questionable for Saturday’s game at Arizona State with a shoulder injury, took part in warmups, though he didn’t do all the drills. And, for what it’s worth, he was not wearing a yellow, no-contact jersey.
— Larry Stone on UW’s pivotal matchup against the Sun Devils.
— My midseason report card of the Huskies. Here are position-by-position grades (with explanations in the story):
Running backs: A-minus
Offensive line: B-minus
Defensive line: B-minus
Special teams: C-minus
Feel free to offer your own grades. I’ve heard a few complaints about the A-minus for Bishop Sankey, but that’s more on the running backs as a whole. A minor criticism, really, with the idea that Jesse Callier (and Dwayne Washington and Deontae Cooper) needs to spell Sankey more in the second half of the season.
— The News Tribune story out of Sarkisian’s Monday press conference.
— Sankey gets some love as a midseason All-American from USA Today.
— And Sankey makes the ESPN list, too.
— Jon Wilner has several Huskies on his all-Pac-12 team at midseason
— UW has one of the Pac-12′s top games in the second half.
— More on UW’s “most important” game of the season.
— Athlon predicts an 8-4 finish for UW.
— Austin Seferian-Jenkins is one of 29 midseason finalists for the John Mackey Award. He was a finalist last year.