"May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!"
- In case you missed it, here's our wrap-up coverage of Washington's Fight Hunger Bowl win over the BYU Cougars. ESPN has the highlights.
- Now that it's over, let's examine the season that was.
- On Monday, Chris Petersen announced his coaching staff, now that Justin Wilcox and Marques Tuiasosopo are officially off to USC to join Sark in coaching the defense and tight ends, respectively. Tosh Lupoi remains on staff at Washington, but has been "reassigned to other duties." Sounds like Petersen is in a bit of a holding pattern before he decides what, if anything, he wants Lupoi to do with what is now his football program.
- Here's a breakdown of Washington's new coaching staff: Chris Petersen, head coach; Jonathan Smith, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks; Pete Kwiatkowski, defensive coordinator; Brent Pease, wide receivers; Keith Bhonapha, running backs; Chris Strausser, offensive line; Bob Gregory, assistant head coach and linebackers; Jimmy Lake, defensive backs; Jeff Choate, defensive line and special teams. Still remaining to be filled is the position for the tight ends coach, which was previously an open offer for Tui before he decided to follow Sark to SC.
- Greg Bell writes about how Washington's newly-named coaching staff has a great deal of experience to their names.
- ASJ and Bishop are officially off to the professional ranks. I'm sure I speak for all of you when I say that I can't wait to see where they are drafted—for my money, any team that takes Austin in the second round or later, or Bishop in the third or later, is getting a steal.
- Wherever he plays professionally, Austin will always be a Dawg.
Wow what a awesome ride. Want to thank god, my family , teammates, coaches, and UW fans. This has been the best 3 years of my life DAWG4LIFE— ASJ (@Aesj88) December 28, 2013
- Bell also offers his take on why Austin is forgoing his senior season; in short, it's so that he'll be in a position to provide for his mother and sister. Meanwhile, Adam Jude ponders where Seferian-Jenkins belongs in the pantheon of great Washington tight ends.
- For those of you who haven't heard it yet, Elise Woodward has Bob Rondeau's final call of the Fight Hunger Bowl.
Question of the Day
Now that Petersen's coaching staff is (mostly) filled, we can begin to examine and evaluate his choices based on fact as opposed to speculation. Which coach are you most happy with? Least? What are you confident they'll do well, and what do you worry will cause them to struggle?