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Oct.
31st

Morning links: Huskies heading to Colorado

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles (10) looks to pass during the second quarter against Oregon in an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles (10) looks to pass during the second quarter against Oregon in an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Almost time to get on an airplane bound for Denver, followed by the (relatively) short drive from Denver to Boulder. By the way, the forecast for Saturday calls for a 70-degree day. Slightly better conditions than last week. Here are links:

Here’s our story in today’s newspaper relaying some of yesterday’s injury news.

Shaq Thompson, Marcus Peters and Danny Shelton remain in the first round of Rob Rang’s NFL mock draft. Rang wrote that Thompson “impressed with his vision, agility and acceleration” while playing running back against Arizona State. Read more »

Oct.
30th

Pac-12 picks, Week 10: Liking the road underdogs this week

"Knew I should have picked Oregon to push last week." (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
“Knew I should have picked Oregon to push last week.” (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

There are some tough picks on tap this week, with four of the Pac-12’s ranked teams in action against each other, and the always-interesting Stanford-Oregon matchup. All of which will probably combine to drop my season record against-the-spread back below .500.

All games Saturday. All lines (in parentheses), for entertainment and gambling purposes only, are courtesy of VegasInsider.com. And as always, our pick for the Huskies game will come in a separate post on Friday.

Last week: 6-0 straight-up, 4-1-1 against the spread

Season: 49-14 straight-up, 28-27-2 against the spread

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Oct.
30th

Chris Petersen says Lavon Coleman, Dwayne Washington are ‘rolling,’ plus more notes and quotes

Huskies coach Chris Petersen met with reporters a little while ago for the final time this week before Washington’s 10 a.m. game Saturday at Colorado (Pac-12 Networks).

As noted in a previous post, Petersen said sophomore safety Trevor Walker will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior-cruciate ligament. Asked about the status of injured running backs Dwayne Washington and Lavon Coleman, Petersen said “everybody’s rolling” and said he expects both to be available and play. And he said Shaq Thompson is “kind of available all over the board” when asked if he might play running back again.

Junior offensive guard Dexter Charles, who didn’t suit up for last week’s game due to an apparent foot injury, is “day-to-day,” Petersen said.

Here’s the rest of what he said. Read more »

Oct.
30th

Huskies safety Trevor Walker out for season with torn ACL

Huskies safety Trevor Walker, a sophomore from Arlington, Texas, tore the anterior-cruciate ligament in his knee during last week’s 24-10 loss to Arizona State and will miss the rest of the season, UW coach Chris Petersen said on Thursday.

Walker has appeared in each of UW’s eight games this season, and has recorded 14 tackles and recovered a fumble. Read more »

Oct.
30th

Morning links: Given a second chance, Andrew Hudson is having the best season of his career

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) keeps the ball as Washington's Andrew Hudson gives chase in the first half of an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) keeps the ball as Washington’s Andrew Hudson gives chase in the first half of an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Chris Petersen meets with reporters a few hours from now. Have some links.

— Here’s our story today about the quietly impressive season fifth-year senior defensive end Andrew Hudson is putting together. Read more »

Oct.
29th

Quinten Pounds, DB/WR prospect, announces commitment to Washington

Quinten Pounds, a defensive back and receiver prospect from Cypress (California) High School, announced during a ceremony at his school tonight that he plans to play football for the Washington Huskies.

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Oct.
29th

Huskies WR John Ross: ‘It seems like they know when the ball is coming to me’

Washington's John Ross returns a kickoff against Arizona State in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington’s John Ross returns a kickoff against Arizona State in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Sophomore John Ross leads the Huskies in receiving yards (371 on 17 catches, with four touchdowns) but touched the ball only twice from scrimmage during UW’s 24-10 loss to Arizona State last week.

He said on Wednesday that it seemed as if ASU knew when he was getting the ball.

“Honestly, I feel like the film that we put on and some things that we’ve got, last week, there were plays where guys just knew,” Ross said. “So I don’t mind being the decoy if that’s the case and get someone else open. I’m a team player no matter what. I’d rather have someone else have a really good game and me contribute than me being selfish and just wanting the ball all the time and trying to score as much as I can.” Read more »

Oct.
29th

Quoting OC Jonathan Smith on Shaq Thompson, and trying to generate a passing game

Washington's Shaq Thompson carries the ball against Arizona State in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle. Arizona State won 24-10. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington’s Shaq Thompson carries the ball against Arizona State in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle. Arizona State won 24-10. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

It’s Wednesday, which means offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith was available to answer questions about the Huskies’ struggling offense for a few minutes. Here’s what he had to say.

(Can you get anything out of the ASU film?) “You definitely get some. There’s things for us to clean up. It’s 11-on-11 football, you can still get a lot from the film, and we’re hoping we continue to improve from that. Definitely the weather will be better on Saturday. I’ll be curious to see – we got good sun today, and there were some balls in the afternoon games Colorado has played, you can see in the second half of the UCLA game, that sun being a factor, so it was great we got to practice in that today.” Read more »