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Tuesday Huskies news, notes and numbers

Tuesday marks the Pac-12 coaches conference call, where, presumably, we'll hear from all. Steve Sarkisian made his way out of the call two of the three weeks.

Prior to that, some news, notes and numbers:

> Here's our story for the paper, noting the hard work is about to begin for Washington.

> Our "East Coast" correspondent Howie Stalwick tells us Mike Leach isn't telling us who will start at quarterback for the Cougars on Saturday.

> Speaking of the Cougs, here's Leach's Monday press conference where he says he will not comply if the conference mandates an injury report (starts at the 11-minute mark):

> The Pac-12 has five teams (Oregon, Stanford, USC, Arizona, UCLA) in the AP top 25 for the second consecutive week. The last time five conference teams appeared in the AP poll  in back-to-back weeks was Sept. 12 and 19, 2010 (Oregon, Arizona, Stanford, USC and Oregon State).

> Quick hits: Oregon sophomore RB De’Anthony Thomas is averaging 15.3 yards per touch. He’s rushed 13 times for 228 yards (17.5 avg), 11 receptions for 154 yards (14.0 avg) and returned seven punts for 93 yards (13.3 avg). . . After rushing for 160 yards on four carries at Ohio State, Cal sophomore RB Brendan Bigelow, who was once committed to Washington, averages 27.9 yards per touch. He’s rushed for 175 yards on six carries (29.2 avg) and six kick returns for 160 yards (26.7 avg).

> Speaking of Oregon, it plays Arizona on Saturday. The over/under for that game is 832. The Oregonian looks at how both defenses are prepping for the opponent's no-huddle offense.

The numbers:

1.7: Yards allowed per rush by Stanford through three games.

3.3: Yards per rush average for Washington.

3: Interceptions by the Huskies through three games.

10: Interceptions by Washington in 2011.

200: Penalty yards for the Huskies through three games.

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