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Morning links: Stanford QB coach Tavita Pritchard, formerly of Clover Park, looking forward to Seattle visit

Today marks the calm before the storm, so to speak. Very little going on at Washington today as the Huskies make final preparations for Saturday's 1:15 p.m. game against No. 16 Stanford at Husky Stadium (and as you can see in the above tweet, the Huskies will obviously wear their all-black uniforms as part of the game's blackout promotion). There is a little more going on in these links, however.

--- We wrote in today's newspaper about Tavita Pritchard, the former Clover Park quarterback who played at Stanford and now coaches the Cardinal's quarterbacks.

--- Adam Jude has this feature on Huskies center Colin Tanigawa.

--- Jerry Brewer wonders how long it will take the Huskies to buy into coach Chris Petersen's way.

--- The Stanford Daily makes its picks for Saturday's game.

--- The San Francisco Chronicle concludes that UW and Petersen are a good match.

--- CBS Sports mentions Washington as one of four teams in the nation this weekend with the most to gain.

--- Petersen and Stanford coach David Shaw helped Boise State's offensive coordinator get to where he is today.

--- Stanford vs. Washington is one of five games this week that could impact the College Football Playoff picture, according to USA Today.

--- ESPN wrote about Petersen's "OKG" ("our kind of guy") recruiting approach, and whether it might work at Washington.

--- There was one Pac-12 game last night, as UCLA overcame a slow start to blow out Arizona State, 62-27, in Tempe. It was "ugly, sloppy and all too familiar," writes Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic.

--- California's offense was at least partly to blame for its loss at Arizona.

--- Washington State's secondary is getting even younger.

--- The Salt Lake Tribune writes about WSU's backup quarterback, a Utah native.

--- A USC freshman has a busy practice schedule.

--- It's only been 54 years since Oregon State last beat USC in Los Angeles.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple