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Mid-morning reading: Will Erik Folk play the hero again?

A big thanks to John McGrath, who covered UW practice for me yesterday as I worked on Husky hoop preview that will run in Friday's paper.

McGrath talked with UW kicker Erik Folk, who has been the hero in the Huskies last two wins over USC.

Although the clutch effort earned him recognition as Pac-10 special teams player of the week, Folk will be more than satisfied to remain a mostly obscure bystander on the sideline – as long as the offense can convert red-zone scoring opportunities into touchdowns.

“From a team standpoint, it’s always better not to be needed,” the senior said after the Huskies finished practice Wednesday afternoon. “From a personal standpoint? I kind of want to get out there.

“But I’d prefer not to be involved.”

 Gary Klein of the LA Times writes about Chris Polk being a player that got away from the Trojans.

Ted Miller of ESPN picks USC to win.

It will be an emotional weekend for USC cornerback Nickell Robey

Freshman George Farmer would like to go back to playing receiver