Isaiah Stanback has it all together.
Damn it, Sigmund, would you just give me the Dots? I'm starving and I already finished off the bourbon. By the way, I like your jacket.
- The big news for the Dawgs yesterday was the announcement of their seventh commit to the 2013 class. QB Troy Williams is the highest rated of those seven so far. This is a great pickup for Sark as he continues his strategy of recruiting athletic, dual threat QBs who he can plug into his hybrid pro-style attack. As Cassino noted earlier, Williams pulled a dumb little stunt in his announcement. Not exactly the kind of behavior that you want to see coming from a QB commit, but not Terrence Jones either.
- Sark also landed his kicker. Cameron Van Winkle instantly becomes two things: the starting kicker and the first Dawg ever named Van Winkle.
- UW filled out its 2013 schedule with a matchup vs. Idaho St. As unappetizing as that sounds, this fits the ABC mold with out of conference games scheduled vs Boise St and at Illinois (although, without Kellen Moore, this feels more like a "B+, B+, D" schedule) for 2013.
- SB Nation previews UW in 2012. Bottom line, they see overall improvement but about the same record as last year with an eye towards 2013 as a potential peak year.
- Kevin Gemmell looks at potential 1000 yard rushers in the Pac 12 for 2012 and comes away with the conclusion that, basically, almost everyone is going to reach the mark (not really, but kind of). My predictions for the 1000 yard club in 2012 (in order of total yards highest to lowest): John White, Cameron Marshall, Kenjon Barner, Ka'Deem Carey, Curtis McNeal, De'Anthony Thomas, and,by a hair, Jesse Callier. I think Stepfan Taylor is an interesting case, but I'm betting against him this season. I'm also really curious to see if any of the Oregon State committee can break out.
- Condotta linked to the early betting lines on all the UW games in 2012. I can't really debate the lines, though I think +21 @ LSU and +17 @ Oregon are both a little gratuitous. I'd also be shocked if UW didn't cover if not outright beat +10.5 vs USC.
- Titans HC Mike Munchak says the QB race in Nashville is still wide open between Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck. I don't buy it. Why would Munchak start Locker over Hasselbeck. They are about equal (at best) in terms of the ability of either one to win games right now. Start Jake and run the risk of not only driving Hass out of town but also of putting Jake in a position where he might have to get replaced by Hass down the line - for either performance or injury reasons. If Jake gives the job back at any time, then the QB controversy goes crazy. Better to let Hass have one last try of it. If it goes well, great, they can look at QB again next off season. If it goes poorly, then there is no excuse not to switch to Jake and go all-in at that point.
- Former Huskies S and current 49ers All Pro, Dashon Goldson is still not in camp. If I'm Dashon, I'd be careful. This is the same guy who got cut at the beginning of last season and he's currently engaged in a game of Chicken with Jim Harbaugh. I don't like his odds.
- In case you were wondering, Isaiah Stanback is one of the athletes vying to fill the spot vacated due to the Hakeem Nicks injury in New York. Isaiah is also enrolled in a program to get his MBA. This guy really has it together despite some tough breaks. Good luck, Stanback.
- The Huskies have a few track stars competing in the NCAA Championships. Sophomore Katie Flood advanced in the 1500 meters and Megan Goethals will compete in the 5000 meters today.
- The Men's baseball team ended up having four players selected in the MLB draft after having none drafted last season. INF Jacob Lamb, C BK Santy, C/OF Chase Anselment and P Aaron West all have a chance to live their dreams. Good luck, boys.
- Technically, Shaq Thompson is the fifth UW student to get drafted in the MLB draft. This event, while interesting, probably doesn't effect his status as a football player in any way. However, just looking at it on its merits, this situation isn't quite the same as Jake Locker. Shaq as a baseball player looks a lot more like Brian Jordan then he does Jake or Jeff Smarjdza or Deion Sanders. He probably has as much potential as a baseball player as he does a football player and it will be interesting to see how his athletic endeavors evolve.
- This is only indirectly a Husky dot ... Brett Kingma, Oregon PG, is transferring. This really surprises me. Rumors are circulating that chronic vertigo linked to playing on that thing they call a court in Eugene is the key factor in the decision.