Here are some early week dots to get your day off right.
- Lorenzo Romar landed another recruit on Monday, reeling in 2014 forward Donaven Dorsey from Lacey, Wash. You can read our piece on him here along with an in-depth piece on him at The Olympian.
- Senior quarterback Keith Price and junior tailback Bishop Sankey were both named to the Maxwell Award Watch list. The Maxwell Award is given to the top college football player by the Maxwell Football Club.
- KC Joyner from ESPN Insider explains why the Huskies will be a threat to win the Pac-12 in this pay article. His reasoning? He points to 1) amount of returning starters on offense (10), 2) the defense's top tier finish in yards per play and points allowed in Pac-12 play last season, and 3) the newly renovated Husky stadium. As for Oregon and Stanford?
No team in college football returns a lower percentage of receptions (17.9 percent), and no team lost more sacks to graduation/early NFL draft entry than the Cardinal (44.5). Oregon may also take a step back since it lost head coach Chip Kelly, the architect of the program's ascension, to the Philadelphia Eagles. (Via: ESPN Insider)
- On the flip side, Chris Hutson from CBS Sports takes the under on the 7.5 win total for the Huskies.
- Despite returning four starters from last year, Jack Follman from Pacific Takes ranks Washington's offensive line unit No. 10 in his Pac-12 position rankings.
- Husky golfers Kyle Bowser, Gerrit Chambers, and Tyler Salsbury advanced at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Championship on Monday – making it into the round of 16.
- Jerry Brewer at the Seattle Times penned this column about the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am. Several former Huskies take part in the summer league including Nate Robinson, Brandon Roy, Isaiah Thomas, Spencer Hawes, Tony Wroten Jr. and Will Conroy.
- The Huskies redesigned their official athletics website on Monday. You can read up on the new changes here.
Question of the Day:
We've now had two full seasons of Keith Price – and two full seasons of statistics to try to project how he will fare in 2013. We will never know why his production fell off last season, but we do know 2013 is a clean slate. The question is, does he return to his 2011 form? Does he continue his inconsistency from 2012? Or does he fare somewhere in between?
Here are his lines from the past two seasons for quick reference:
2011: 242/362, 66.9 completion percentage, 3063 passing yards, 8.5 yards per pass, 33 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, 161.9 QB rating
2012: 263/432, 60.9 completion percentage, 2728 passing yards, 6.3 yards per pass, 19 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, 122.4 QB rating