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Morning links: Huskies LB Shaq Thompson appears on a couple more midseason All-America teams

Chris Petersen meets with reporters later this morning for the final time before the Huskies head down to Eugene for their 5 p.m. Saturday game at No. 9 Oregon. B

--- Here is our story in today's newspaper about John Ross making a return trip to Autzen Stadium, which he last visited as a recruit.

--- Chris Petersen did an interesting and wide-ranging interview with John Canzano yesterday.

--- ESPN takes a look inside Chris Petersen's office.

--- Shaq Thompson makes an appearance on this list of Heisman contenders.

--- Thompson's Heisman candidacy is also mentioned in this Q-and-A.

--- Thompson is also named to's midseason All-America team, with defensive tackle Danny Shelton and outside linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha named to the second team.

--- Three of six writers name Thompson their midseason national player of the year on defense, and, unsurprisingly, name Thompson to their midseason All-America team.

--- Thompson and cornerback Marcus Peters are in the first round of Rob Rang's mock draft, with Shelton just off the list.

--- "The Pick" changed everything in the Washington-Oregon rivalry. And it might be one of the greatest plays in the history of college football.

--- Jim Moore says he's sick of the Ducks.

--- Here's a preview of the game from Athlon.

--- Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead says his friendship with Thompson is unchanged by the rivalry.

--- Home teams haven't had much of an advantage in the Pac-12 this season.

--- Oregon State hosts Utah tonight (7 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).

--- Arizona State has to protect the passer against Stanford.

--- Arizona's freshman quarterback knows he has work to do.

--- Brett Hundley doesn't regret coming back to UCLA for his fourth-year junior season.

--- USC has new helmets.

--- A Stanford safety plays with a chip on his shoulder.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple