Travel day has arrived. We’ll be on our way to the airport shortly before boarding a plane for San Jose. But first, it is our duty to pass along our daily bounty of links.
— Our story in today’s newspaper is about Puyallup High alum Joshua Garnett, who is playing a couple different positions for Stanford as a sophomore. Garnett also said he holds nothing against anyone who was upset about his decision not to stay home and play for the Huskies.
— Steve Sarkisian met with reporters yesterday and mostly discussed his thoughts about the maturity of his team.
— Percy Allen of The Seattle Times writes about the Huskies’ linebackers.
— Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated writes that UW — and Steve Sarkisian — have a chance to return to the glory days the next three weeks.
— Rece Davis’ national college football notebook leads with Washington and its trip to Stanford (this story, by the way, was what had the Huskies on the front page of ESPN.com for part of the day).
— Matt Hayes of the Sporting News also writes about UW’s resurgence.
— The Chicago Sun-Times writes that Washington, like Northwestern, is a program that can raise its national stock with a win this weekend.
— Stanford’s big offensive tackle, Andrus Peat, is a force to be reckoned with.
— There was one Pac-12 game yesterday — UCLA held off Utah, 34-27, at Rice Eccles Stadium. The Utes somehow stuck around despite six interceptions by quarterback Travis Wilson.
— USC interim coach Ed Orgeron reached out to Jeff Tedford about helping out the Trojans.
— Oregon’s coach is fueled by lessons he learned in Colorado, where the Ducks play this weekend.
— An Oregon State linebacker is happy to have a chance to play for the Beavers.
— Here are nine examples of how Arizona can improve.
— Arizona State coach Todd Graham returns to his home state this weekend for a game against Notre Dame in Arlington, Texas.
— A freshman running back is making his case for more carries at Colorado.
That’s all for now. Check back later for our UW-Stanford prediction.
Christian Caple can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @ChristianCaple