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August 25, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Huskies morning links: Napoleon Kaufman a mentor to UW’s new ‘Beast,’ Lavon Coleman

Washington running back Lavon Coleman gets underneath a pass at Husky Stadium on Thursday. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Washington running back Lavon Coleman gets underneath a pass at Husky Stadium on Thursday. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Game week has arrived. The Huskies leave for Hawaii on Thursday, with a 7:30 p.m. PT kickoff looming Saturday at Aloha Stadium (CBS Sports Network).

Today, the Huskies are scheduled to practice this morning and Chris Petersen‘s weekly press conference is set for 1 o’clock this afternoon.

Percy Allen caught up with Lavon Coleman‘s high school coach, Andrew Jones, and filed this story on the UW running backs. Percy writes:

“He has that combination of power and speed,” Jones said. “He’s a between-the-tackle, power-running game type of back that has the ability to break the long run. He’s a grinder. He’ll grind out games and wear defenses down. He’s not going to pitter patter around and hit a bunch of circle and triangle buttons on the video game. He’ll just lower his shoulder and go.”

Twenty-three years ago, Washington dipped into Lompoc High and pulled out Napoleon Kaufman, the Husky Hall of Famer and school-record holder with 4,106 career rushing yards.

“Lavon knows the history with Napoleon,” Jones said. “Napoleon has been a mentor and has helped Lavon with the transition up there. …

“I’m not going to say Lavon is going to do what Napoleon did, but I’m not surprised in the least bit at what he’s doing. He’s got the potential to carry the load and be very productive. There’s no doubt in my mind.”

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