Here we are again, ready for another Thursday. Steve Sarkisian meets with the media later this morning for the final time before the Huskies’ game Saturday against Stanford. We’ll be there, but first, have some links.
— Our story in today’s newspaper focuses on UW’s respect for Stanford’s defense, which is as experienced as any in the conference.
— Adam Jude of The Seattle Times writes about Bishop Sankey’s grandfather being able to see him play for the first time.
— An interesting story here, as former Washington quarterback Johnny Durocher and safety Darin Harris are suing the NCAA over head injuries they say they suffered while playing football at UW.
— ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit previews the UW-Stanford game.
— ESPN.com previews the UW-Stanford game with words.
— LA Times columnist Chris Dufresne writes that USC’s coaching search should begin and end with Steve Sarkisian, an opinion that should make him very popular in Seattle.
— Tim Booth of the AP has this story about Shaq Thompson.
— California’s uncertainty at quarterback could benefit both players.
— USC receiver Marqise Lee says he’s getting better every day.
— Old pals Mike Leach and Sonny Dykes will cross paths this week when Washington State visits Cal.
— The Oregonian’s Ken Goe writes that head injuries are too big of a risk for players who aren’t compensated to begin with.
— Oregon State coach Mike Riley talks recruiting.
— Arizona isn’t quite sure what to expect from USC this week.
— Arizona State is trying to become the first team to beat USC and Notre Dame in consecutive weeks.
— Colorado’s quarterback takes a positive approach to resolve his struggles.
We’ll check back later with more.
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