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The Monday Morning Wash

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It is finally all about football again with spring practice starting on Tuesday. We finally get to talk about what everyone is seeing on the field over the next three weeks.

The first day of practice is always interesting as far as who shows up and who doesn't. You just never know until practice begins where players stand currently with their grades.

On a positive note we keep hearing that all the players are buying in and are excited to hit the field.

Weekday practices start at 4:00 pm and the Saturday practices will be at 1:00 pm.

  • Tuesday, March 31
  • Thursday, April 2
  • Saturday, April 4
  • Monday, April 6
  • Wednesday, April 8
  • Friday, April 10
  • Saturday, April 11
  • Monday, April 13
  • Wednesday, April 15
  • Friday, April 17
  • Saturday, April 18
  • Monday, April 20
  • Wednesday, April 22
  • Friday, April 24
  • Saturday, April 25 (Spring Game)

The Washington Top Twenty Five

The State of Washington has a bumper crop of prospects for 2010. Washington has verbals from four players and the Cougars have two in the early going. Expect the Huskies to take 10-12 in state prospects this season and come in with a class of around twenty total.

  1. Jake Heaps QB Issaquah (Wash.) Skyline 6-2/195
  2. Sione Potoae DT Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes 6-3/285/4.90
  3. Jamaal Kearse WR Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes 6-2/200/4.59
  4. Chris Young OLB Auburn (Wash.) Auburn 6-1/215
  5. Aaron Dunn TE Spokane (Wash.) Mead 6-6.5/235/4.79 (WSU)
  6. Christian Wesley WR Silverdale (Wash.) Central Kitsap 6-4/206
  7. Julious Moore DT Bellevue (Wash.) 6-0/255
  8. Happy Iona DE Spanaway (Wash.) Bethel 6-2/245
  9. Darius Waters OLB Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes 6-2/215
  10. Mitch Saylor WR Camas (Wash.) Union 6-6/205
  11. Colin Porter OG Issaquah (Wash.) Skyline 6-4/280
  12. Larry Dixon RB Silverdale (Wash.) Olympic 5-10/210
  13. Zach Fogerson FB Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea 6-2/225
  14. Maxx Forde DE Woodinville (Wash.) 6-4/230
  15. Jase Butorac OT Issaquah (Wash.) Skyline 6-3.5/280
  16. Mike Marboe OC Wenatchee (Wash.) 6-3/280
  17. John Fullington OT Belfair (Wash.) North Mason 6-6/270 (WSU)
  18. Ben Riva OT Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea 6-6/285
  19. Connor Hamlett TE Lynwood (Wash.) Meadowdale 6-7/240
  20. Michael Hartvigson TE Bothell (Wash.) Bothell 6-6/235
  21. Austin Reifis TE Redmond (Wash) Eastlake 6-3/220
  22. Seth Kline LB Yakima (Wash) Eisenhower 6-2/235
  23. Jared Hansen OT Tacoma (Wash) Curtis 6-5/275
  24. Cooper Pelleur WR Issaquah (Wash) Skyline 6-4/215
  25. Jake Welch DT Longview (Wash) Mark Morris 6-3/285

The New Seattle Post Intelligencer

Being an Internet reader only I think the venture is off to a good start. They seem to be filling in well using news service feeds to supplement the original content they are creating.

Good news is we still get Art Thiel and Jim Moore twice per week. More good news is that Craig Johns, and Gerry Spratt are still contributing daily.

Bad news is no more Clare Farnsworth, Dan Raley, and Mike McLaughlin. If they could add freelance pieces by those three writers every week I think they could have a credible online sports staff.

Doug Nussmeier Speaks

The Coach Sark Blog has an interview/feature with new QB coach Doug Nussmeier.

We keep saying that the Purple Curtain has been torn down and the opening up of practices to the fans and media is great move in that direction. One thing we have noticed is the new staff and the current players haven't been doing much in the interview and promotion department which is interesting because season ticket sales are 40% behind last years pace. When was the last time you heard Sark on the Softy show?

The coaches have been very busy since they arrived working with the team, putting together the play book, scripting practices, evaluating film, selling houses, buying houses, relocating, getting the families acclimated, and getting to know the current players. That is truly the definition of carrying a full load. Hopefully once practice starts things will loosen up.