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Morning links: If there's a Monday press conference, football must be near

Here it is, the first Monday of football season, which means the first of many Monday press conferences for Huskies coach Chris Petersen (and, presumably, the Huskies' depth chart for Saturday's opener at Hawaii).

We'll have all that in a bit. Now, we have links.

--- In case you didn't see it yesterday, we'll link one more time our preseason profile of Petersen and the people who steered him toward coaching.

--- Petersen tops Paul Myerberg's ranking of the best coaching hires of the offseason.

--- Washington checks in at No. 15 in Sports On Earth's preseason top 25.

--- The UW Daily writes that Jesse Callier is trying to stand out in a crowded backfield.

--- Percy Allen writes about redshirt freshman running back Lavon Coleman.

--- Here are some Sunday notes from Hawaii, where former Husky Taz Stevenson has won a starting safety job.

--- Former Skyline High School quarterback Jake Heaps, now at Miami, was edged out by a freshman for the Hurricanes' starting quarterback job.

--- Steve Sarkisian says all of USC's freshmen are eligible, and a few of them are going to start.

--- Optimism and uncertainty reign at California.

--- Rutgers' secondary will be challenged in its opener at Washington State on Thursday at CenturyLink Field.

--- Arizona doesn't officially have a starting quarterback yet, but the smart money is on Anu Solomon.

--- Some notes from Arizona State's practice on Sunday.

--- Colorado is trying to attract students back to its home football games.

--- Utah named its team captains.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple