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Morning links: Stanford throwing better, Locker has hip sprain

Post by Christian Caple on Oct. 2, 2013 at 6:00 am with No Comments »
October 2, 2013 12:06 am

Full disclosure: These links post in the morning, but they’re written at night to accommodate the early drive to Montlake for football practice. Which is where we’re headed shortly after you click on this post.

— Our story in today’s newspaper focuses on the new challenge presented by Stanford’s offense, which now features a dynamic quarterback, something the Cardinal didn’t have when they visited the Huskies at CenturyLink Field last season. Kevin Hogan’s performance against WSU last week provided distinct evidence of the Cardinal’s offensive variety.

Sean Parker, Justin Wilcox and Hau’oli Kikaha all discussed Stanford, and other things, in front of my iPhone camera yesterday.

— Steve Sarkisian didn’t say much new, but did have a few things to say on the Pac-12 coaches’ teleconference yesterday.

— Adam Jude of The Seattle Times writes that Stanford’s offense is more than just a hammer these days.

— Former UW quarterback Jake Locker has a sprained hip, the Tennessee Titans say.

— Stanford says it doesn’t have revenge on its mind.

— The Cardinal’s talented young running back with the familiar name might not yet be ready for prime time.

— The Spokesman-Review has a Pac-12 notebook.

— California is happy to face Washington State this weekend, because the Cougars throw the ball as often as the Bears. It’s not entirely certain who Cal will start at quarterback.

— UCLA could get a boost from a running back who is returning from injury.

— USC interim coach Ed Orgeron is “fired up” for a fresh start.

— Arizona State puts an emphasis on stuffing the run this week against Notre Dame.

— Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey was a one-man team against Washington last week.

— Sounds as if Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas is a no-go this week against Colorado. Whatever will the Ducks do without him?

— Oregon State coach Mike Riley doesn’t seem to have any interest in the USC job. Not publicly, anyway.

— Colorado is “upbeat and focused” as it prepares to host Oregon.

— Utah has plenty of respect for UCLA’s defense, which the Utes will see this weekend in Salt Lake City.

That’s it for this morning. We’ll have more after practice.

Christian Caple can be reached at christian.caple@thenewstribune.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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