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Morning links: Looking at Chris Petersen's history with Oregon

A bunch of links for you on a Wednesday morning.

--- Here's our story in today's newspaper with some comments from Huskies assistants who last coached against Oregon at Boise State in 2009. And here is defensive line coach Jeff Choate's evaluation of what teams have to do to be successful against the Ducks.

“No. 1, you’ve got to get them off schedule a little bit,” said Huskies defensive line coach and special-teams coordinator Jeff Choate, who coached Boise State’s special teams and linebackers at Boise State in 2009. “If they get chunk plays on first down, that’s when they get their tempo really rolling, so I think that’s a huge piece, is try to get them a little bit behind the chains and be able to play in second-and-long situations.

“A lot of their run-game is lateral, so if you can not allow them to get to the edge clean, then you’re going to have a chance to get some of those negative plays that we talked about, and those next-down situations. … We had a veteran team in both ’08 and ’09 when we played them, and I think that was one of the things that really helped us, was we didn’t give up explosive plays. We made them earn it the whole game in both those situations. And so I think that’s really critical as well.”--- The Huskies will face a healthier Oregon offense this week.

--- Hau'oli Kikaha was named the Lott IMPACT Trophy player of the week for the second time this season.

--- ESPN.com says Shaq Thompson is the Pac-12's midseason defensive MVP.

--- Three Huskies were named to NFL.com's midseason All-America team.

--- Washington isn't afraid of Oregon's high-powered offense.

--- Shaq Thompson is a touchdown machine.

--- Oregon announced that it will wear 1994 throwback uniforms to commemorate the 20th anniversary of "The Pick."

--- Oregon's offensive line has a huge challenge against Washington's front seven.

--- More on Petersen's ties to Oregon.

--- Oregon isn't preoccupied about its 10-game winning streak, and is instead just focusing on this week's game.

--- Oregon State stresses execution in preparation for Utah.

--- Utah might have to rely on freshmen safeties.

--- USC wants to stop letting up late in games.

--- Eddie Vanderdoes will not face Pac-12 punishment for his in-game punch.

--- Stanford could be missing two key offensive players against Arizona State.

--- The injury bug is starting to catch up with California again.

--- Arizona State expects to get QB Taylor Kelly back for its game against Stanford.

--- Arizona's coach defends his kicker.

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

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