Not promising that this will be an everyday thing, but I've got a little time today, so here are your dots.
More on Jaimie Bryant's commitment. All self-interest aside, it is great when a young man gets to live his goals and to play for the team that he grew up rooting for.
- The Husky Kicking Game is in a serious state of flux. We will be introducing two complete unknowns into our Special Teams unit after enjoying relative stability for the last several years. Oh, and the two favorites were not even here for Spring Ball.
- Here is a nice breakdown of Pac 12 football schedules by team. Of note is how easy the Oregon schedule is as they break in a new offensive depth chart and how lucky Utah is (once again) in missing Oregon and Stanford.
- Highlights of the Sark chat at Seattle Times yesterday.
- Divish discusses Ben Riva's quest to start in his notebook. Interesting to read Big Ben's take on Josh Shirley.
- Washington got a visit from ex-Fresno St Bulldog, Jalen Saunders. Could we be in the running for the transfer wideout?
- Randy Chambers is calling UW a "trap game" for LSU. See slide 7 on the Bleacher Report slideshow.
- Stewart Mandel calls Chris Polk the "most underrated RB in the Draft". It is an interesting analysis. In my view, it isn't so much that CP has fallen on boards. Rather, it seems that the flash of a couple of the speedsters, like LaMichael James, has become more attractive for teams looking to add a change of pace to compliment the current starters.
- The UW Men's Tennis Team had a strong showing versus Arizona. And, who is this clown named Berkowitz? You'll have to click the link to find out.
An interesting article over at Husky Haul on race and basketball. My compliments to the author - this is a difficult topic to tackle, especially in the context of a sports fanblog.
- Brock Huard thinks that Keith Price may take a step back in 2012. This is a really interesting point of view that originated, no doubt, in Huard's desire to be contrarian. There is no doubt that Price exceeded expectations tremendously and had a record-breaking Sophomore campaign. There is also no doubt that a healthy Keith Price should be even more dangerous. However, I think the media has done what the media tends to do - overhype good stories. You can see this in the way that USC has been overhyped (national champion contenders?), in how Bryan Bennett has been overhyped (no dropoff after losing DAT?), in how Shayne Skov has been overhyped (I'll let KirkD explain this one) and, unfortunately, in how KP has been overhyped. He is critical to UW, no doubt, but he is also the same guy who slogged through the middle of last year's schedule when confronted with more challenging Defenses. He's still the guy who is 5'11" with middling arm strength. He is still the guy playing behind a porous O-Line and, now, without the counterbalance of a proven everydown, quality-blocking tailback.
Chad Reuter mocked the entire seven round Draft. That's right, all seven rounds. It is good to know that the economy is so strong that we can afford to have people who have this kind of time on their hands.
That's about it. Don't forget to scroll down and read CODawg's preview of the Draft just below this post.