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The Williams have a big weekend


This week's visit from Fresno State brings Paul Williams back to Husky Stadium, a place that holds tough-to-face memories. And his older brother.

See, Paul is a receiver for FSU. His older brother J.D. is a secondary coach with the Huskies. And the memories? Painted in the end zone is No. 25, the number of Paul and J.D.'s brother, Curtis, a senior safety for the 2000 Huskies who was paralyzed during a game at Stanford and died of complications from the injuries in 2002.

Bob Condotta does a nice job describing what this weekend means to the Williams family in this feature.

Condotta also has some links to Fresno stories on his blog.

The top rushing team in the Pac-10 after two games? If you said UW, give yourself a pat on the back. Who would have thought, after all the problems early in fall camp, that the Huskies would have a potent rushing attack?

When it comes to rushing, Oregon coach Mike Belotti knows how good Fresno State's Dwayne Wright is, after his Ducks played the Bulldogs last week. Check out what he has to say on Don Ruiz's blog.

I wasn't the only one who took exception to Adrian Peterson's comments last week that Pac-10 teams aren't physical. It seems the UW offensive line was ticked off by the statement as well. And they had a chance to do something about it.

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