Arizona Wildcats football: Washington links and other news nuggets

2013-09-23T11:15:00Z 2013-10-11T19:05:57Z Arizona Wildcats football: Washington links and other news nuggetsDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
September 23, 2013 11:15 am  • 

The Arizona Wildcats got back to work last night after a bye week in preparation for Saturday's showdown at 16th-ranked Washington. 

The UA is in the middle of a weird stretch of its schedule that will see the Wildcats play just one game from Sept. 15 to Oct. 9—and it's the clash with the Huskies.

To help get you ready for Saturday's game, here are a few links on Steve Sarkisian's team and a few on the Wildcats.

The Husky defense—fresh off a seven-sack performance against Idaho State—is flying high with the Wildcats looming on Saturday. 

Not only will Seattle host the Washington-Arizona game Saturday afternoon, the city will also host Stanford-Washington State at CenturyLink Stadium (home of the Seahawks) later that night. 

In the Athlon Sports most updated Pac-12 power rankings, it has Washington at No. 3 and Arizona at No. 6.

CBS Sports came out with its latest bowl projections today. They have Arizona penciled in for a Las Vegas Bowl appearance against Utah State.

Arizona received received 33 votes in the USA Today Coaches Top 25 and eight votes in the AP Top 25. Washington is No. 16 in the AP and No. 20 in the USA Today poll.

Here's my feature today on Arizona defensive end/linebacker Sir Thomas Jackson returning to Seattle this week and accepting his new role with the Wildcats of being a third-down specialist. 

And in case you missed it, here's my oral history on the evolution of Rich Rodriguez's offense that ran in Sunday's paper.

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Daniel Berk began covering UA football in 2013 after spending two-plus years as the Star's high school sports coordinator. Previously, he served as the sports editor and NAU beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff for three years.

A University of Kansas graduate and St. Louis native, Berk is still getting used to 350 days of sunshine, the relentless "dry heat" of the summer and the fact that Tucson doesn't have a real hockey rink.

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