The Huskies did something unusual with their football guide this season. They changed it from primarily a media guide to a recruiting tool.
That's an increasingly common practice in some parts of the country, but UW is the first Pac-10 school to take the plunge, and coach Tyrone Willingham is happy to be the trend-setter.
"I think it's one of those smart moves that (our sports-information office has done) to keep us moving in the right direction," he said at UW football media day Monday. "As you know, the college football landscape is always changing, and you want to be at the front of the curve and not the back of the curve. And this is one of those things that pushes it more to be a recruiting brochure than anything else to help us along those lines."
After a brief nod to the fact that it makes the guide a little less useful to the media, he added, "I think this is the right direction for us to go."
The video above tries to show what has changed.