Good morning. The Huskies football team will hold its second annual Husky Combine today, with players going through a Pro-Day-type timing day. I have to fly to Las Vegas later this morning, so I won't be there, but I'll pass along any results and times UW distributes.
The event begins at 7 a.m. and the public is welcome. Offensive linemen, defensive tackles and specialists go first, followed by defensive ends, tight ends, linebackers and quarterbacks at 8 a.m., and receivers, running backs and defensive backs at 9 a.m.
Now for some links.
--- Isaiah Thomas wrote a column for the Players' Tribune about his buzzer-beater that won the 2011 Pac-12 tournament championship in overtime against Arizona. An excerpt:
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There was no play call. Coach Romar tried to call a timeout, but I waved him off. Not tonight, coach. Nineteen seconds left in a tie game with the Pac-10 championship on the line? I had the ball. I was taking that shot.
Coach Romar backed off, like, “Okay, do your thing.” It was the first time he let me call him off like that, and it was because he trusted me. I had it going the whole tournament, and we both knew I was still feeling it.
--- Steve Sarkisian thinks Shaq Thompson's brightest days as a linebacker are ahead of him, and that linebacker would be his best position in the NFL. Chris Petersen told Sports Illustrated last week that he thinks Thompson's best position is running back, but that Thompson obviously wants to play defense.
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