Oregon State coach Mike Riley surprised pretty much everybody yesterday by taking the head coaching job at Nebraska. Lots of reaction to that story in our morning links.
--- Huskies offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith and former UW defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, now at USC, are mentioned as potential candidates in this lengthy list from Ken Goe.
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--- Huskies quarterback recruit Jake Browning, who signed financial-aid paperwork with UW in September and plans to enroll next month and participate in spring practices, is on the verge of breaking the national high-school record for career touchdown passes. Browning is currently at 214, and needs six more to break the record. He was named the California state Gatorade Player of the Year.
--- In case you missed it yesterday, Huskies nose tackle Danny Shelton was named first-team academic All-America.
--- Missed this the other day, but No. 13 San Diego State, the Huskies men's basketball team's opponent on Sunday, will be missing a key guard (though the Aztecs also got a key guard back).
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