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Husky Bye Week Musings

So what exactly happens during a bye week when your team is 4-1?

The veterans basically get a week off while the younger players participate in what amounts to being a three day mini camp.

The coaches however take it up a notch because starting on Thursday they are going to be out on the road recruiting all over the west. Expect to hear about rumors of Sark sightings coming from all over the state of California.

The Huskies got off to a great start this recruiting season. They currently have commitments from 17 prospective student athletes and they are expected to sign as many as 28 in February. Of the 17 they currently have a number of them have decided to visit other schools.

A verbal commitment doesn't mean as much as it once did. You can count on plenty of movement and changes between now and signing day.

One such change could be Denver (Mullen HS) QB and Husky commit Cyler Miles who visited Florida this past weekend. Miles insists that he is solid to Washington but he is attracted to the offense that Charlie Weis is running at Florida.

You can count on at least one of the coaches visiting Dominguez HS in Compton, Ca this week. The Huskies are heavily recruiting four players on the Don's roster. OL Lacy Westbrook, CB Brandon Beaver, CB Alphonso Marsh, and DE Damion Turpin.

Another kid from down there that has popped up on the list is 6'4 340 Matt Cochran from Buhach HS in Atwater, Ca. He is a big dude and he really likes Washington. He could either end up at center on the offensive line or he could end up being another run stopper at nose tackle. Cochran goes to the same school as DT Aziz Shittu who is also interested in Washington.

Keith Price's ability to audible a key factor in victory against Utah

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reviews Sark's weekly Pac 12 conference call. It really helps having a smart QB who picks up things easily. Price is really special in that respect.

"He's doing quite a bit of it for us,'' Sarkisian said. "Really, he did quite a bit of it in the second half of the Utah game, as well. So depending on game plans and within the game of the gameplans of what we are calling for him, it allows for more flexibility for Keith there and he's done a nice job with it, whether it be changing plays completely or changing portions of plays or changing protections within plays. He's handling it really, really well for us.''

Brian come back!

SBN Seattle Editor Brian Floyd (who has publicly vowed never ever to visit or post on our blog again after being attacked because he is a Cougar during the Apple Cup) writes a nice article on Austin Seferian-Jenkins and the diversity of the Washington Offense.

Biggest loser?

Ted Miller of ESPN asks who will be the biggest losers in the Pac 12 at the end of the season?

Is there a quarterback controversy at BYU?

ESPN's Andrea Adelson takes a closer look. It must suck to be Jake Heaps who privately told many that BYU was light years ahead of UW in overall talent. I guess Jake may not be the best judge of talent.

Bye Week Factoids

The Huskies are only going to practice three times this week.

The coaches are going to take off and hit the recruiting trail on Thursday.

Washington hasn't had a new football commitment in 83 days. (Jason Thompson)

DT Semisi Tokolahi graded out well in his thirty snaps against Utah. The coaches say they expect him to play quite a bit more against Colorado.

UW announced the Colorado game Oct. 15 will kickoff at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time and be televised regionally by ROOT Sports.

The Oct. 22 game at Stanford, also 2-0 in the Pac-12 North, will start at 5:00 p.m. ABC and/or ESPN will carry that one.

The starting time for the home game with Arizona Oct. 29 will likely be announced on Oct. 17.