Two things happened when the clock struck 6 a.m. this morning: these links were posted on this blog, and ESPN College GameDay began airing live from Red Square on the University of Washington campus.
So we'll get right to the links.
--- First, a note that we'll host a game chat beginning at 12 p.m. You can ask questions, or simply follow along throughout the game as we update from our Twitter feed.
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--- We also made our game prediction yesterday.
--- Here's a report that Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas will play on Saturday.
--- Adam Jude of The Seattle Times writes about the UW-Oregon rivalry.
--- USA Today's George Schroeder visited Seattle and wrote this bit about Sarkisian and what he's built -- and is trying to build -- at UW.
--- USC wants Steve Sarkisian, according to Paul Finebaum:
--- Each of CBS Sports' experts predicts an Oregon victory.
--- The Oregonian gives five things to watch in the game.
--- Here's the Register-Guard's preview.
Elsewhere in Pac-12 action ...
Oregon State at Washington State, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU -- There's no understating it -- a win in this game would be huge for the Cougars. And it could set the tone for the rest of the Beavers' season, too.
Stop by for the chat at 1 p.m.
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