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Morning kickoff: Keith Price is healthy and ready, Skyline QB Max Browne to announce his decision

As much as there is to be concerned about with this spring practice, the overall health of quarterback Keith Price is still very high on that priority list. The junior quarterback is the best quarterback in the Pac-12 not named Matt Barkley. He is also the key to any success for the Huskies this season. Price is back and feeling healthy.

From my story ....

No, the best throw came when Price reached down and removed the bulky plastic brace on his left knee and tossed it to the trainers on the sideline.

It was a move that said: no more knee problems, no more brace.

“I didn’t need it anymore,” he said flashing trademark smile. “I felt good running around.”

In fact, the brace was causing more discomfort than anything.

“It was kind of bugging the back of my knee because I didn’t need it,” he said. “I was just trying it out.”

Instead, Price used his “new legs.”

They looked more than new when he shook free for a long run later in the practice as he showed speed that wasn’t there last year by running away from three defenders.

He said it has been a long time since his legs and body have felt this strong and healthy.

“Even before my freshman year, I feel like,” he said.

Here's Dave Boling's column from the first day of practice.

Scott Johnson has this story about

the first day of spring practice and the early start time.

Washington's top high school prospect and the top quarterback prospect in the nation - QB Max Browne of Skyline = will announce his commitment for college WEdnesday. It's down to USC, Alabama, Oklahoma or Washington.

North Division

Cal: Jeff Faurado has an update and ticket info on the new Memorial Stadium.

Oregon: Aaron Fentress   looks at five things facing the Ducks for the spring season. The Ducks finally confirmed that running back Tra Carson has left the team. .... Ted Miller of ESPN has some notes on spring ball.

Oregon State: Paul Buker writes about five questions facing the Beavers this spring.

South Division

ASU: Kevin Gemmell writes about the QB competition at ASU

Colorado: Walk-on John Shrock is making a push for the starting QB job ... Defensive back Parker Orms is missing out on spring football with a hamstring strain.

UCLA: Chris Foster looks at five questions for UCLA heading into spring football. ... here's a story on OC Noel Mazzone. ... head coach Jim More says the UCLA spring practices are going to be physical

USC: The Trojans scrimmaged but Matt Barkley and several other key players didn't participate.  Here's another look at the potential backups to Barkley

Utah: Columnist Kurt Kragthorpe says that backup Jon Hays deserves some credit for what he did last season.