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Archives: Aug. 2012


Full television schedule for all Pac-12 basketball games this season


Date Game Time ET/PT Network

Friday, Nov. 9

Wofford at COLORADO 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT P12N
TBA at OREGON STATE 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT P12N
Willamette at UTAH 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT P12N
Coppin State at USC 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT P12N
Indiana State at UCLA 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT FSN
STANFORD vs. San Francisco (1) 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT P12N

Saturday, Nov. 10

Central Arkansas at ARIZONA STATE TBD P12N


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Wednesday practice notes with Steve Sarkisan video

Pretty typical practice for the Huskies. It was full pads as usual on Wednesday’s. From a personnel standpoint, tight end Alec Kimble and offensive linemen Jake Eldrenkamp did not dress out for practice. Neither are on the two deep roster.

Wide receiver DiAndre Campbell talked was back practicing full without the yellow no-contact jersey. Wide receiver Kevin Smith seems to have shed the yellow jersey for good. We talked to Smith, who said he doesn’t feel like he’s back all the way. But he’s getting close. Smith also said he will continue to wear the

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UW hoop team to appear on ESPN family of network nine times this season

ESPN just released it’s schedule for televising of Pac-12 games as part of its new TV agreements. The Huskies will appear nine times on the Husky family of networks.

Date Time (PST) Game Network
Thu, Jan. 3 8 p.m. Colorado at Arizona ESPNU
Thu, Jan. 3 7 p.m. Stanford at USC ESPNU
Sat, Jan. 5 6:30 p.m. Washington at Washington State ESPNU
Wed, Jan. 9 8 p.m. Washington at California ESPN2
Thu, Jan. 10 6 p.m. Arizona at Oregon ESPN or ESPN2

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Huskies preview: It’s a new day for the defense


New Washington defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox played defensive back at Oregon from 1996-99 and is the son of Dave Wilcox, a Hall of Fame linebacker for the 49ers. (TED S. WARREN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

We ran our season preview for the Huskies in today’s News Tribune.

From my story on the Husky defense moving forward leaving the memories of last year in the past.

“We are moving forward,” Trufant said. “We can’t afford to think about last year. There’s no reason to. This is a new season. Everything’s new.”

To Wilcox’s and his staff’s credit, they wouldn’t dwell on last season or somehow use it to their benefit. They watched the film, but only to evaluate and scout the defensive players. There was no mention of it for motivation or chiding purposes. It’s tough to preach a new beginning if you keep reminding of them what went wrong in the past.

“It’s a fresh start,” Wilcox said early in the fall camp. “The past is the past and you can’t change it. We can only change what we can control. Their attitudes have been great.”

There is a noticeable change in the defense under Wilcox. As promised, he came in and changed the basic philosophy. The Huskies would no longer stick to the 4-3 alignment at all times. He has experimented with 3-4 and 4-2-5 looks as well. He’s moved four safeties to linebackers and moved defensive ends inside and defensive tackles to the edge. The Huskies are going to be multiple in their looks and versatile in their personnel groups.

“Our job is to get the best 11 guys on the field,” Wilcox said.

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Know your enemy: San Diego State press conference video and transcripts

Head Coach Rocky Long

Opening statement:

First game of the year is always kind of exciting. You go into it with an idea of what your team is like, but you’re always surprised on the first game. We have a pretty good opportunity against a really good football team. They averaged over 33 points a game last year and the quarterback is back. They have changed their defensive coordinator because they were extremely good on offense last year and not very good on defense. I know him, not personally, but I know of

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Tuesday practice report and Justin Wilcox video

It was a pretty quiet  Tuesday practice. It was full pads and perhaps the biggest thing for the Huskies is that nobody expected to play on Saturday missed practice or was injured.

Sophomore wide receiver DiAndre Campbell was wearing a yellow no contact jersey. He was supposedly mildly injured in Friday’s mock game, but we don’t know what happened.

One player not in the yellow no-contact jersey was wide receiver Kevin Smith. The junior wide receiver practiced fully with no restrictions. It means there’s a good chance we will see him get some snaps on Saturday,

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