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Morning links: It's gameday in Honolulu

FROM HONOLULU -- Much has changed around Washington's football program since Dec. 27, 2013, the last time the Huskies put on pads and uniforms and played a football game against another football team in front of football fans.

They will do it again today, for the first time under new coach Chris Petersen, visiting Hawaii at Aloha Stadium at 7:30 p.m. PT (that's 4:30 Hawaii time for those who made the trip, or for those who simply choose to live their life on Hawaii time). You can watch the game on CBS Sports Network, which is on channel 412 (standard definition) and 633 (HD) on Comcast in the Seattle area. If you have a different provider, use this channel finder. SI.com notes that the game can be live-streamed here.

On to the links.

--- Here's our advance of today's game, looking at the fairly remarkable fact that three of the four "suddenly seniors" from last November are listed as starters heading into this game -- two for UW, and one for Hawaii.

--- In case you missed it yesterday, we made our season prediction in this post, and our game prediction in this post.

--- Here's the advance from Adam Jude of The Seattle Times.

--- Jerry Brewer also looks at the opener of the Petersen era.

--- The Huskies will debut their new, all-white uniforms today.

--- GoHuskies.com also has a photo gallery from the Huskies' tour of the U.S.S. Arizona memorial at Pearl Harbor yesterday.

--- Here's the preview of the game from the Associated Press.

--- And the preview from the UW Daily.

--- Art Thiel previews the Huskies' season with this column about Petersen, writing that UW's coach is "so prepared, he knows he is unprepared."

--- The Honolulu Star-Advertiser writes that Washington and Hawaii have played some memorable games, even if the teams have only met four times.

There were two Pac-12 teams in action on Friday ...

--- It was a strong debut for Arizona and its new quarterback Anu Solomon, as the Wildcats amassed 787 yards of total offense against an awful UNLV team en route to an easy 58-13 victory.

--- Colorado fell apart in the second half, losing 34-17 to Colorado State in Denver.

In other Pac-12 action today ...

--- UCLA at Virginia, 9 a.m., ESPN: The Bruins begin the season with high hopes, but they say they're focused on the task at hand.

--- California at Northwestern, 12:30 p.m., ABC: The Golden Bears are eager to put last season behind them and get started in 2014.

--- Portland State at Oregon State, 1 p.m., Pac-12 Networks: Oregon State hopes this matchup with a Big Sky school doesn't end in an upset.

--- UC Davis at Stanford, 1 p.m., Pac-12 Networks: The Cardinal open the season still looking to establish its No. 1 tailback.

--- Fresno State at USC, 4:30 p.m., FOX: Steve Sarkisian hopes Trojans fans will be OK with some break from tradition.

--- South Dakota at Oregon, 7:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks: Oregon's star cornerback will reconvene with a high-school teammate.

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

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