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