"You think when you wake up in the mornin yesterday don't count. But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there? Your life is made out of the days it's made out of. Nothin else."
To the Dots!
- The hype for the 2014 season has already begun.
- Washington is officially heading to the Fight Hunger Bowl to take on 8–4 BYU. It's interesting to note that
their only common opponentone of their two common opponents (Boise State; both teams also played Idaho State) is the same school that Washington drew its new head coach from. Looks like there will be all sorts of subplots to explore as we approach this game.
- Chris Petersen has made some progress in filling out his coaching staff, adding his former Boise State assistants Keith Bhonapha (running backs), Pete Kwiatkowski (defensive coordinator), Chris Strausser (offensive line) and Jimmy Lake (secondary). It's unknown what exactly their roles will be at Washington, especially Kwiatkowski's.
- In other news, Pete's salary makes me feel like I should get into this coaching thing. I mean, I do pretty well in NCAA Football 14—how hard could it be?
- Petersen sat down with the Pac-12's Yogi Roth to talk about what attracted him to the Washington program and where he sees it going forward.
- Adam Jude does his best to figure out what Coach Pete's staff will look like once it is finalized. One of the many big questions now facing Petersen is what to do with the remaining coaches under Sark in the form of defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi, quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo and offensive coordinator and receivers coach Eric Kiesau. (Offensive line coach Dan Cozzetto told Dave Softy Mahler that he'd coach through the bowl game, but that he will leave the program after the game's conclusion.)
- Speaking of Lupoi, one recruit claims that Washington's ace recruiter recently attempted to recruit him to USC. Tosh vehemently denied the accusation, but expect Husky fans on Twitter and our comment section to assume the worst and blow all sorts of gaskets if Tosh ends up moving to L.A. The biggest winners, of course, are the schadenfreude-loving folks over at CGB.
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins became the first tight end in program history to win the John Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end. His selection was mostly unexpected, as his stats (33 receptions for 413 yards and seven touchdowns) paled in comparison to his 2012 numbers (69/852/7), when he was chosen as one of the award's three finalists. Probably the biggest difficult-to-quantify factor that the award's selection committee took into account was ASJ's role as a blocker for one of the nation's leading running backs in Bishop Sankey.
- The L.A. Times' Sam Farmer has a great read on the differences between coaching in college and coaching in the NFL. Included are quotations from UCLA head coach Jim Mora and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.