Updated Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Washington is now just 12 days away from hitting the field for the first time this spring -- and the first time since the Alamo Bowl loss that ended the season at 7-6.
Much has obviously changed since then --- the entire defensive coaching staff has been revamped, Chris Polk has departed as have a number of other seniors, and who knows what else will be new.
For now, though, not a lot of news from Montlake, so the links inevitably tilt to news from elsewhere. ....
--- Continuing the debate began by Athlon's ranking of the Pac-12 coaches, ESPN.com's Ted Miller compiles his own list and leaves Steve Sarkisian right where he was, at No. 6.
--- Meanwhile, ESPN.com's Stanford blog debates David Shaw's standing in the same Athlon coaching rankings.
--- The San Diego Union-Tribune offers a feature on quarterback Ryan Katz, who will likely start for the Aztecs against UW on Sept. 1 after transferring from Oregon State. Also included is a note on SDSU beginning to work against UW's offense and defense.
--- ESPN.com updates the competition to replace Andrew Luck at Stanford.
--- Matt Hayes of The Sporting News compares and contrasts the varying sentences handed down by the NCAA for violations, and says something I've written often on here before, as well --- cooperation is key.
--- CBSSports.com has some interesting comments from Mike Stoops about the ability to win at Arizona.
--- Here's an excerpt from a new book from a former college football agent that is bound to stir up a lot of discussion.
--- Jon Wilner looks at the potential impact of other recent realignment developments.
--- PacificTakes says the newly announced series between Oregon and Michigan State is a jumpstart on the new Pac-12/Big Ten partnership.
--- The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Utah's coaching staff is the youngest among BCS schools.
--- The Orange County Register has a little note on Sean Harlow, a lineman being recruited by UW and a few other schools.
All for now.