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Who is the best running back in Husky history?

Steve Kelley of the Seattle Times says it is Chris Polk. He also goes on to say that Polk is a better back currently than LaMichael James of Oregon which should ruffle a few feathers around here.

I realize that most of you have never seen highlights of Hugh McElhenny let alone seen him play in person. Here is a link showing some rare highlights from back in the day. No offense to Chris, Corey, Nip and company but I don't know if I have ever seen anyone with moves and acceleration like Hugh.

Frank Gifford says the two best backs to ever play the game were Jim Brown and Hugh McElhenny.

Check out the poll and vote for your favorite!

Buick Human Highlight Reel

One of the things the boys at the home office asked us to do this year was to compile a story about a present or former Husky athlete who is making a positive difference in the community. There are plenty of guys out there that qualify (this isn't Oregon or WSU after all) but the one guy that came immediately to mind was Napoleon Kaufman who is now a minister in Dublin, California. Leaving millions of NFL dollars on the table to retire and become a minister doesn't happen every day.

Polk Honored

Chris Polk was named the Pac-12's Offensive Player of the Week after scoring fiv touchdowns and becoming the first husky to ever rush over 100 yards and catch over 100 yards of passes in a single game.

Kiffin Fined

USC coach Lane Kiffin was fined $10,000 for multiple comments criticizing the officiating in Saturday's game, the Pac-12 announced Monday night.

Ted Miller

Ted Miller started life in Seattle as the Husky beat writer for the Seattle PI. Here are a few of his recollections over the years about the series and the magic question: Oregon and Washington Competitive again?

I, a transplanted Southerner, first learned about the rivalry's intensity in 1999 by being ignorant of it, as I recounted here. Note to future Huskies beat writers: Don't write a laudatory piece about the Oregon coach your first year in Seattle.

Burning the Boats at UCLA

Rick Neuheisel finally figured out how to get his football team fired up last week by using the old "burning the boats" analogy. What is he going to follow it up with this week?

Funeral service set for Ron Holmes

A funeral service for former Husky defensive lineman Ron Holmes will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the The Church of God in Christ Headquarters in Tacoma.