What brilliance would have been offered by Samuel Clemens had he ever lain eyes on the top-side of a cloud? I think he would have said, "The top-side of a cloud is like the bottom side of water only harder to touch." But don't let that fool you. He'd have given all the Dots in the world just to have seen it.
- There is a little lull this week while we wait for the action around the Las Vegas Bowl to heat up. I was browsing podcasts the other day and came across Gas's interview with Scott Woodward. Scott was asked about his assessment of the season and he echoed many of the sentiments expressed around this blog: he is happy with the progress in the classroom and off the field, he expected a little more from the team than he got this year, and he knows that Sark understands that there really can't be any excuses. His tone is interesting as is his comment that "we won a couple of games we shouldn't have". It is a good, middle-of-the-road take on the regular season.
- Chris Petersen figures to be a hot topic as the bowl season wears on - both because of his matchup against his former d-coordinator and because of the interest that teams like Wisconsin and - maybe - Oregon are sure to have in him. In this update, he downplays the matchup with Justin Wilcox, as you would expect. Personally, I think it is going to be a fascinating test for Coach Wilcox.
- The Seattle P-I takes a look at the Bowls that UW could have ended up in and comes to the conclusion that UW couldn't have done much better than Vegas. Interesting side-note comments from a USC player regarding the Sun Bowl embedded in the article. I'm starting to think upset in El Paso.
- CBS Sports recaps the 10 most important games in shaping the BCS for 2012. The Huskies make an appearance. The Cardinal make three.
- It's been a big week for Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He was named to CBS's All American team and he had his moment in the sun as a finalist for the Mackey Award that ended up going to Tyler Eifert of Notre Dame. Cassino made some pretty stark comments in his tweets this week pointing out that Tyler would not have even been a finalist if the award was just a PAC 12 award (which is absolutely true), but you can't deny the influence of Notre Dame's magical run in the overall consideration for the award. Regardless, ASJ is positioned to be a sure-fire pre-season All-American going into next season with a chance to shatter the Husky record book for the position.
- Condotta wants to know what you think the play of the year is. I'm curious to know if you all think he even has the right list. Either way, it is a pretty sad list of big offensive plays that he had to choose from.
- Kirk and Cassino have been buzzing about recruiting lately. Mason Kelley highlights six names that are on the radar ($).
- Things are NOT looking good in Boulder
I have confirmed Butch Jones will not be the next Colorado head coach. #CUBuffs moving on to other candidates.
- Husky basketball may be getting some reinforcements as Scott Suggs and Shawn Kemp, Jr. recover from their injuries. While Romar is non-committal on return dates, the outlook is no doubt improving.
- After his "Brockman-esque" performance, is Desmond Simmons too good to start?
- Even though the addition of Michael Pietrus is sure to cut into his minutes, Terrence Ross is beginning to carve a role for himself with the Toronto Raptors.
- Tony Wroten was his team's leading scorer in his first D-League game, but was his same-ole inefficient self (9-18 from the FT line? Ugh). I don't normally want to link to D-League stories, but it is what I got. Work with me, people.
- The Volleyball team renews a heated rivalry with Nebraska in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. I'm really excited about this squad and the resilience they've shown following a season with significant ups (16 straight wins) and significant downs (October decline, injuries). If anyone of you is in Seattle and has been following this team closely, I'd love for you to author an article recapping the season.