After a week off, the Huskies unveiled a new depth chart with several changes and potential changes. Johri Fogerson and Nate Williams are listed as the starting safeties, with Tripper Johnson dropping to second string at both positions.
Elsewhere, there is no determination yet whether Michael Gottlieb, Kavario Middleton or Walt Winter will start at tight end. Alvin Logan and Jermaine Kearse are running even at wide receiver, as are Joshua Gage and Matt Houston at linebacker.
Finally, the name of safety Darin Harris (concussion) does not appear, and Willingham said he is not optimistic about Harris' availability this week.
Turning to Stanford, here's an early scouting report:
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STANFORD (2-2 OVERALL, 1-1 PACIFIC-10 CONFERNCE)
7 p.m. Saturday, FSN, at Husky Stadium.
Coach: Jim Harbaugh, 6-10 in his second season at Stanford.
Last week: San Jose State broke to a 10-0 lead before the Cardinal scored the final 23 points. Stanford running back Toby Gerhart ran for a career-high 148 yards on 22 carries. PK Aaron Zagory nailed a career-high three field goals, including a career-long 52-yarder. Stanford limited the Spartans to 219 total yards and registered eight sacks, most by a Pac-10 team this season.
Against the Huskies: Washington leads the series, 40-34-4, and has won 21 of the last 25 meetings, including a 27-9 victory last season. The Cardinal is 1-12 in its last 13 visits to Husky Stadium, however that lone came in the most recent visit, 20-3, in 2006.
Washington connections: UW coach Tyrone Willingham was head coach at Stanford from 1995-2001. Among the current UW staff, only offensive line coach Mike Denbrock worked under Willingham at Stanford. There are three Washingtonians on the Cardinal roster: QB Tavita Pritchard (Tacoma/Clover Park), OL David DeCastro (Bellevue/Bellevue), and WR Marcus Rance (Yakima/Davis).
Scouting report: Stanford ranks ninth in the Pac-10 in total offense, averaging 272.5 yards per game. Gerhart ranks third in the league with 101.8 rushing yards per game. Stanford is averaging 149.5 rushing yards per game, up from 111.2 yards last season. However, the Cardinal's pass offense ranks last in the league in passing yards and pass efficiency. The blitz-happy Cardinal defense has recorded 12 sacks, second in the Pac-10 behind Oregon. However, there's trouble when the rush doesn't get to the QB, as Stanford is ninth in the league in pass defense, giving up 264.8 passing yards per game. (Only Washington allows more: 298.3 yards per game.)
Did you know: When Stanford defeated San Jose State last Saturday, there was a familiar face on the Spartans' sideline: Former UW defensive coordinator Kent Baer is now linebacker coach at SJSU.