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Morning links: Huskies heading off-campus for Friday practice

This space will be void of practice coverage today, because the Huskies are headed to parts unknown -- literally, they can't tell us -- for their fifth practice of camp. But we do have links, and will discuss the results of our "most important player" poll a little later.

--- Here's our story in today's newspaper about yesterday's memorial for Abner Thomas.

--- And our story about the Huskies' freshmen defensive backs, four or five of which are likely to play this season.

--- I did a Q-and-A with the folks at UW Dawg Pound.

--- Adam Jude writes about the crowded competition to replace Bishop Sankey at running back.

--- Chris Petersen was one of nine Pac-12 coaches who voted "yes" in an ESPN.com poll asking if they were in favor of only playing nonconference games against other "Power Five" conferences.

--- Speaking of Power Five, they're getting more powerful after the NCAA board of governors approved a proposal Thursday to allow the Pac-12, SEC, Big 12, Big Ten and ACC to write more of their own rules.

--- Washington State's highly-touted freshmen are learning what it takes to play at the college level.

--- Arizona State's offensive line is becoming tougher thanks to an Auburn transfer.

--- Rich Rodriguez and Arizona are still searching for a quarterback (or two).

--- The first week of camp is "sink or swim" for Oregon's newcomers.

--- Stanford's new defensive backs coach is making a positive impact.

--- Here are a few impressions from California's camp.

--- A UCLA tackle suffered a setback on his way back from injury. More notes from Bruins camp.

--- USC continues to push freshman Adoree' Jackson.

--- Looking at Utah's defensive tackle situation.

--- No more hill climbing for Colorado.

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

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