Today marks the calm before the storm, so to speak. Very little going on at Washington today as the Huskies make final preparations for Saturday's 1:15 p.m. game against No. 16 Stanford at Husky Stadium (and as you can see in the above tweet, the Huskies will obviously wear their all-black uniforms as part of the game's blackout promotion). There is a little more going on in these links, however.
--- We wrote in today's newspaper about Tavita Pritchard, the former Clover Park quarterback who played at Stanford and now coaches the Cardinal's quarterbacks.
--- Adam Jude has this feature on Huskies center Colin Tanigawa.
--- Jerry Brewer wonders how long it will take the Huskies to buy into coach Chris Petersen's way.
--- The Stanford Daily makes its picks for Saturday's game.
--- The San Francisco Chronicle concludes that UW and Petersen are a good match.
--- CBS Sports mentions Washington as one of four teams in the nation this weekend with the most to gain.
--- Petersen and Stanford coach David Shaw helped Boise State's offensive coordinator get to where he is today.
--- Stanford vs. Washington is one of five games this week that could impact the College Football Playoff picture, according to USA Today.
--- ESPN wrote about Petersen's "OKG" ("our kind of guy") recruiting approach, and whether it might work at Washington.
--- There was one Pac-12 game last night, as UCLA overcame a slow start to blow out Arizona State, 62-27, in Tempe. It was "ugly, sloppy and all too familiar," writes Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic.
--- California's offense was at least partly to blame for its loss at Arizona.
--- Washington State's secondary is getting even younger.
--- The Salt Lake Tribune writes about WSU's backup quarterback, a Utah native.
--- A USC freshman has a busy practice schedule.
--- It's only been 54 years since Oregon State last beat USC in Los Angeles.
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