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Pac-12 links: Ducks name Vernon Adams starting QB; Seattle Pro-Am tops Drew League

With another day still remaining until Huskies coach Chris Petersen is scheduled to speak with reporters -- his weekly “Monday” press conference will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday due to the Friday game this week -- we have a few Pac-12 notes and links to help you pass the time.

--- The biggest news in the Pac-12 yesterday was Oregon revealing Vernon Adams as its starting quarterback. Adams was listed ahead of Jeff Lockie on the Ducks’ first depth chart of the season. After arriving at camp late, Adams won the job in two weeks. So his decision to transfer from Eastern Washington appears to have paid off, after all.

--- Sounds like a Pac-12 Networks deal with DirecTV might not be far off.

--- Looked like a fun atmosphere at Seattle Pacific last night, as the Seattle Pro-Am team faced off against the Drew League squad from the Los Angeles area. Seattle won, 135-124.

--- A day before Oregon made its decision public, our John McGrath wrote about a few different teams trying to decide on a starting quarterback.

--- Ted Miller addresses the reaction to Steve Sarkisian’s slip-up in his Pac-12 mailbag.

--- The Baylor/Sam Ukwuachu/Chris Petersen story takes another turn, with Ukwuachu’s father telling a Texas TV station that Petersen did not mention any kind of violence during his phone call with Art Briles regarding Ukwuachu’s potential transfer in 2013.

--- It’s more about talent than age for a sophomore running back at Arizona State, Paola Boivin writes.

--- Arizona lost a linebacker for the season.

--- Some interesting comments in this story from California coach Sonny Dykes about practice secrecy and media availability for freshmen (full disclosure: I agree with him).

--- Dykes is feeling at home in Berkeley.

--- Colorado likes its offensive line as the season nears.

--- Utah coach Kyle Whittingham has an intense workout regimen.

--- And one last note to address some of the UW quarterback rumors that have been circulating in the last 24 hours or so -- nothing was announced at last night’s Raise The Woof event, as some had anticipated, so it appears Petersen and staff are at least attempting to keep things under wraps for the time being, if a decision has even been made. We’ll keep you posted if that changes, and will pass along solid information as soon as it’s available.

Christian Caple can be reached at christian.caple@thenewstribune.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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