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August 29, 2008 8:56 AM

Friday links

Posted by Bob Condotta

The Stanford-could-be-a-tougher-team-than-thought edition:

--- As many of you discussed on here, Stanford pulled the first upset of the season (admittedly minor) in beating Oregon State last night. Here's the San Francisco Chronicle's coverage of the game. We'll really know a lot more about Stanford next week when it plays at Arizona State. Staford, in fact, has four of its next five games on the road, including a Sept. 27 visit to Husky Stadium.

--- Our coverage today included this look at the Ducks, and this notebook leading off with the news that Michael Gottlieb apparently won't make the trip. Some of you asked when the 64-man travel roster will be revealed. UW coach Tyrone Willingham said players are not told until after practice Thursday so he didn't want to release it. We may be able to get some of that today.

---'s Ted Miller has a good breakdown of the UW-Oregon game. ESPN Insider has this scouting report of the game (available only if you have access to the Insider stuff). One of its main points is that Jake Locker may have to throw the ball into a lot of tight spots Saturday if UW's young receivers struggles to get separation against Oregon's more experienced DBs, putting an even greater premium on him having improved accuracy.

--- ESPN's Ivan Maisel has this column including a look at what he calls one of the key "hidden stats'' for success in college football --- combined starts for a team's offensive line. He says "somewhere around 75'' is the magic number for success. If so, UW should be right on the cusp as the Huskies have 72 (or 80 if you throw in Jordan White-Frisbee's eight starts on defense). Oregon has 62.

--- The Eugene Register-Guard has a nice story on the reunion this weekend of former high school teammates Daniel Te'o-Nesheim and Oregon center Max Unger. Both were coached by former Husky Bern Brostek.

--- The Harmon Forecast picks Oregon 35-21, but he's already 0-1 on his Pac-10 selections this year.

Back later with Pac-10 picks.

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