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Washington Huskies Football Links: Picking Through the Smoldering Ashes of the Pac-12

The good news: UW goes to the Rose Bowl if they win the next three games. The bad news: There’s almost no reason to believe they will.

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The Athletic — Final thoughts from Washington’s 12-10 loss at California

Christian Caple focuses on the lone positive to emerge from Saturday’s debacle — that being the unexpected development of Washington still controlling its destiny — before turning his attention to the Huskies’ anemic offense, unexpected quarterback drama and questions regarding the health of several key players.

The Seattle Times — Chris Petersen’s magic touch has gone missing this season

Larry Stone rips off the Band-Aid and refuses to mince his words regarding his opinion of the 2018 Huskies, calling them “overhyped” and “underachieving.” Petersen must have known this sort of thing was coming, especially in the wake of his controversial decision to pull Jake Browning in favor of an untested redshirt freshmen who threw a pick-six on his first drive that ultimately proved to give Cal enough points to seal the victory.

SB Nation — Remember when Auburn-Washington was Week 1’s most crucial game? Welp

Richard Johnson travels back in time to week one of the 2018 season, when virtually everyone assumed that the winner of the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game had the inside track to a Playoff berth. Fast-forward 10 weeks later, and neither team is ranked in the AP Poll.