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Morning links: More on Shaq and Jack

Chris Petersen meets with reporters later this morning for the final time before the Huskies host UCLA at 4 p.m. Saturday. For now, links. Also, the UW men's basketball team is in action later tonight with an exhibition game against Saint Martin's at 7:30 p.m. That time of year again.

--- Here's our story today on, naturally, Shaq Thompson and Myles Jack, the two-way threats matching up against each other (probably) this week when Washington hosts UCLA.

— In a college football world lacking personality, Myles Jack’s enthusiasm qualifies as refreshing.

He’s excited about the possibility of sharing a field with Shaq Thompson. And he doesn’t try to hide it.

The UCLA sophomore does not dismiss or downplay questions about the unique matchup he faces Saturday when his Bruins visit the Washington Huskies.

Instead, Jack is enthusiastic about the chance to play against Thompson, a kindred football spirit who, like Jack, plays both linebacker and running back, and plays both exceptionally well.

“It’ll be fun. Hopefully he’ll be on defense and I’ll get to tackle him and he’ll get to tackle me, stuff like that,” Jack told reporters in Los Angeles on Monday. “I think that’s good for the game, and it’ll make the game interesting and everything.”

--- More on Shaq vs. Jack from Adam Jude.

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And still more on Shaq vs. Jack from the Los Angeles Times

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--- Here's a preview of the game from Sports Xchange.

--- Fans and donors are buying into the UCLA program.

--- Opponents have been forcing UCLA's offense to be more patient.

--- Some player and coach video from the UW Daily.

--- SB Nation offers some humorous suggestions on how to block Hau'oli Kikaha.

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

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