In today's edition of The Daily 12-PAC we check on some developments in Washington's RB and OL situations, take a look at a video interview with Oregon WR Devon Blackmon, an update on OSU spring football and a hot Cougar debate.
You know the part about hot Cougars makes you wanna read more, so do it.
Huskies Begin Life After Polk
Jesse Callier, Bishop Sankey, Antavius Sims, Dezden Petty....one of them, or all of them, will now carry the load of the Washington running game as the Huskies search for Chris Polk's replacement.
Polk is one of the most prolific running backs in school history, and has some big shoes to fill. It is still unclear if one back will get the bulk of the carries or if Sark will use a running back-by-comittee approach. This piece from the GoHuskies.com site does a great job looking at the different candidates and the overall RB competition as a whole.
UW Loses OL Colin Porter's For Good
Bob Condotta broke some disappointing news to Husky fans Monday night when he reported that the career of veteran offensive lineman Colin Porter was over due to shoulder complications.
It's a devastating blow to an already thin offensive line, not just because Porter was arguably the best lineman on the roster, but because the Dawgs lack serious depth capable of filling Porter's void.
Devon Blackmon Says....A Lot
Oregon redshirt freshman WR Devon Blackmon spoke with media after practice yesterday and had quite a lot to say about all things Ducks. He talked about the chemistry and expectations of the receiving corps, the difference between his HS and college experiences thus far, and his acclimation to Chip Kelly's offense and college football as a whole.
In high school, Blackmon was never at a loss for words, and that is still the case now. It's a very informative interview with a very well-spoken kid.
What The Computers Say About The Cougs
The guys at Cougcenter began taking an early look at how Washington State fared in early computer rankings last night.
The Cougars ranked last in the PAC-12 North. and 11th in the conference as a whole, ahead of only Colorado.
The rankings are interesting and all, but the spirited discussion that follows the article is what I found most interesting. Clearly Mike Leach's presence has raised expectations in Pullman, and Coug fans aren't shy about expressing opinions on the topic.
Checking In On Spring Ball At OSU
Cliff Kirkpatrick provides some notes on Oregon State's spring practices thus far, including some tidbits on Mike Riley and play-calling duties - which he is currently doing himself this spring. Also of note, receiver Markus Wheaton seems to be embracing, and advocating, to be a team leader. The senior wideout knows it's his time to step up as an upperclassman, and appears to be doing just that.
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