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Oct.
15th

Morning links: Looking at Chris Petersen’s history with Oregon

Washington's Shaq Thompson (7) celebrates a play with a teammate against Stanford in an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington’s Shaq Thompson (7) celebrates a play with a teammate against Stanford in an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

A bunch of links for you on a Wednesday morning.

Here’s our story in today’s newspaper with some comments from Huskies assistants who last coached against Oregon at Boise State in 2009. And here is defensive line coach Jeff Choate’s evaluation of what teams have to do to be successful against the Ducks. Read more »

Oct.
14th

LB Shaq Thompson, DT Danny Shelton named midseason All-America by ESPN

ESPN continues to pile midseason accolades upon Washington defensive players, as linebacker Shaq Thompson and defensive tackle Danny Shelton were each named to ESPN’s midseason All-America team.

What’s interesting is that ESPN employee Mel Kiper named outside linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha his midseason national defensive player of the year, but Kikaha is absent from ESPN’s All-America team. Read more »

Oct.
7th

Huskies know slowing California’s offense begins with strong pass rush

Washington's Danny Shelton is tied for third nationally with seven sacks this season. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington’s Danny Shelton is tied for third nationally with seven sacks this season. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE – Lost among the piles of absurd statistics stemming from California’s 60-59 victory over Washington State last week is a particularly telling number.

That number, strange as it might sound after such a game, is one. As in, WSU recorded just one sack against Golden Bears quarterback Jared Goff, who threw comfortably for 527 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions while completing 37 of his 53 pass attempts.

Through five games, Cal (4-1, 2-1 in Pac-12) has allowed eight sacks, or one every 24 pass attempts. Goff, the nation’s third-leading passer and a talented quarterback under any circumstance, is even more effective when he can stand in the pocket and dissect defenses in coach Sonny Dykes’ version of the Air Raid offense.

So the Washington Huskies, who visit Cal on Saturday (3 p.m., Pac-12 Networks), know that slowing Cal’s offense – all of a sudden one of the best in the country through six weeks – will require a consistent pass rush. Read more »