Huskies Insider Blog

Morning links: Looking at kickers, cheap tickets and scheduling

Is it late enough in August yet to call these preseason practices instead of camp practices? Anyway, the Huskies have another one today, after which offensive players and assistant coaches will be available to speak. We're always available for links.

--- Our story in today's newspaper takes a look at the Huskies' kicking and punting game, which should involve three different players this season. That's a departure from 2013, when Travis Coons handled field goals, punts and, eventually, kickoffs.

--- In case you missed it yesterday, the Huskies announced future home-and-home series against Brigham Young and Michigan.

--- Adam Jude writes about the Huskies' bigger offensive line. And has five keys to the Huskies' season.

--- Jerry Brewer writes that Chris Petersen's mission is to make Washington great.

--- Larry Stone covers Washington's quarterback situation.

--- Dennis Dodd writes that Petersen's departure from Boise State sent a message, whether he intended to or not.

--- Matt Hayes of Sporting News writes that Cyler Miles is the Huskies most invaluable player (though not sure I'd agree that Miles was ever really in a position to show "elite talent" in 2013).

--- The Spokesman-Review's annual football preview section focuses this year on the time commitment required to play big-time college football, using sophomore receiver River Cracraft as an example.

--- Sounds like former Huskies safety Taz Stevenson could end up starting for Hawaii in its opener against UW.

--- Illinois settled on Wes Lunt as its starting quarterback.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple