- Husky Stadium continues to get closer and closer to completion. KIRO has a "fly-by" posted on its website that is sure to thrill. In addition, Athlons has chimed in and ranked Husky Stadium favorably in its "Ranking of the Pac12 Stadiums" list. The Huskies come in #2 in this ranking without a single fan having yet to smuggle in airplane size bottles of Jack Daniels. Ted Miller has his own thoughts on this ranking highlighting the fact that this is just another dimension of competition between Oregon and Washington.
- It's the offseason, so it is a perfect time for more lists. The Pac12 released its APR scores by major sports with the Huskies faring well. They were up from last years marks in both football and basketball while Lorenzo Romar's program moved from second to first overall in the Men's Basketball rankings. One interesting note is the continued presence of Cal's football team at the very bottom of their list. A not surprising note? Oregon's basketball APR.
- Saturday Blitz has it's own list going on. They are ranking their Top 25 Heisman candidates and have two Huskies already on their list, which is down to #18 (Marqise Lee) as of now. Bishop Sankey makes the cut at #24 while Keith Price gets a gift of a ranking at #23. As I think about how bad the Husky offense was last season, as evidenced by our various offensive output statistics as a team, I find it increasingly remarkable at how perceptive the national audience has been during the offseason in recognizing the plague of injuries that crushed our O-Line and giving our team credit for bounce-back potential.
- Along those lines, Ted Miller tagged Washington as his "bounce-back" offense for 2014.
- Bishop Sankey gets a glowing draft prospect review in this draft blog piece. It is a pretty extensive anlaysis that highlights Sankey as a top 50 potential NFL draftee.
- In some real news, the Huskies added North Dakota to their 2018 football schedule.
- In some pretend news, the Huskies have partnered with XOS Digital to introduce cloud computing to the world of big time college football coaching.
- Cheng-Tsung Pan is making a splash after two days at the U.S. Open. Pan is currently the highest ranking amateur in the field as of right now and he's ahead of Tiger! Pan is one of two Huskies in the tournament right now with Chris Williams also there.
- Mike Neighbors has done with Romar couldn't: land the prized transfer. Macy Keen, a 6'5" post player from Miami, will be joining the Huskies after sitting out her transfer year. Welcome Macy! WOOF
- Speaking of Romar, he spoke to the press about all of the coaching changes that he made in the offseason noting that it was just time for change.
- Desmond Trufant showed up to his first OTA with the Falcons with big expectations heaped upon his shoulders. Interesting to see what our sister site has to say and what the member comments look like.
- Finally, there is Jake Locker. We've been hearing all offseason about what Jake's failings have been (which is remarkable given how little field time he's actually had and what he has actually done with it when he was in there). However, Music City Miracles compiled a list of questions that the Titans are NOT asking themselves about Jake Locker. I know one question I'm not asking: Is he reading the UW Dawg Pound today? He already checked in.
Question of the Day
Husky Stadium is in the news. Do you expect that the new Husky Stadium will qualify as "the best Stadium" in the P12 once opened? If so, what criteria are you using to make that determination?