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Morning links: Shaq Thompson might not be done playing running back

Throwing together some links before player and coach interviews after the Huskies' practice later this morning.

--- Our story in today's newspaper looks at Chris Petersen's comments about the possibility of using Shaq Thompson more as a running back than as a linebacker in the future.

--- Adam Jude writes more about Shaq Thompson at running back.

--- Some player video from the UW Daily.

--- Colorado's running backs coach will see some familiar faces on the UW sideline this week.

--- CU quarterback Sefo Liufau received a vote of confidence from his coach. Liufau has thrown 23 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions this season.

--- Thompson and Hau'oli Kikaha were each named to the 15-player list of finalists for the Butkus Award, which seeks annually to recognize the nation's top linebacker.

--- Thompson gets a mention in this story looking at the Heisman race, though it's concluded that he doesn't really have much of a chance.

--- Washington State has to win four consecutive games -- against USC, Oregon State, Arizona State and Washington -- to become bowl eligible.

--- A USC receiver is making big plays this season, but can't soothe his disappointment.

--- UCLA wants to commit fewer penalties.

--- California scheduled a home-and-home series against Auburn.

--- Arizona State coach Todd Graham said Taylor Kelly is "fine" after taking a hit to the head against UW.

--- Arizona is preparing for an unhappy UCLA team.

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

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