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Morning links: Huskies hoops recruit Sam Timmins plans to enroll at UW in January

Starting to sound redundant here, I know, but with the Huskies playing on Thursday this week, their media availability for the week is now over. They’ll practice one more time on Tuesday morning, then travel to Los Angeles on Wednesday.

That said, here are today’s links, which include exactly zero references to any illegal batting.

--- First, a UW men’s basketball note: 2016 recruit Sam Timmins, a center from New Zealand, now plans to enroll at UW in January, according to a school spokesperson. But the Huskies have made it quite clear that while Timmins will practice with the team upon his arrival, he will absolutely not play in the 2015-16 season.

--- Wrote in today’s newspaper about Chris Petersen’s praise for USC, and UW’s desire to be a little more “stubborn” with its running game.

--- From Adam Jude: The Huskies want to put the brakes o USC’s speedy offense.

--- USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox is obviously plenty familiar with both the Huskies and their coaching staff. He was UW’s defensive coordinator under Steve Sarkisian from 2012-13, and worked as Petersen’s defensive coordinator at Boise State from 2006-09.

--- Sarkisian says he won’t feel any extra emotion with Washington in town.

--- A USC linebacker is a former high-school foe of UW quarterback Jake Browning.

--- The Trojans’ offense is more about quality than quantity.

--- In basketball news, Gonzaga is thinking about ending its annual series with Washington State.

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