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Morning links: Shaq Thompson, Myles Jack getting early headlines ahead of UW-UCLA

Some links to start your Tuesday.

--- Here's our story in today's newspaper, relaying Chris Petersen's thoughts about Shaq Thompson and the Heisman Trophy.

--- Hau'oli Kikaha and Danny Shelton were each named to the 20-player list of semifinalists for the Bednarik Award.

--- Kikaha is also one of 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award, given annually to the nation's top lineman.

--- More on that from Sportspress Northwest.

--- Adam Jude writes that John Ross is getting a look at cornerback in practice this week.

--- UCLA linebacker Myles Jack says he's excited to go up against Thompson, who has taken the spotlight as the Pac-12's top two-way player.

--- Jack says he plans to tone down the talking this year against the Huskies after that became a storyline last season.

--- More on Jack from the Orange County Register.

--- Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday broke the fibula and tibia in his right leg and will miss the rest of the season, as expected.

--- USC quarterback Cody Kessler has room to improve.

--- Reflecting on Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion's journey to the Pac-12 passing record.

--- Former Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti says he'd most like to see the Ducks play against Alabama in the College Football Playoff.

--- A Colorado receiver is saving his best for last.

--- Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright is a Bednarik Award semifinalist.

--- Some notes from Utah.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple