The annual spring trip to the Caribbean took an unusual turn this past week when we found out that we would be without the Internet for the majority of the week. With nothing prepared in advance for the blog this resulted in what has become a two week sabbatical for the blog. Even though it wasn't expected or planned I think it was healthy because I arrive back at the keyboard refreshed and ready for a great summer preparing for Husky football.
Over the next month we will start reviewing the team position by position and we will also tackle the opposing teams on the 2011 schedule. At the moment I feel pretty good about where this team is headed. The key on offense is QB and Price showed me enough to make me think that this team will be more competitive than people think with out Jake Locker.
First of all congratulations to the Husky Men's Crew who beat California in what was the last Pac 10 championship regatta. The Huskies will face California one more time at the IRA during the first week of June. Both crews are regarded as being the best in the country this season.
The softball team is back in the playoffs and has earned a 12th overall seed. They travel to Columbia, Missouri to take part in the Super Regional later this week. Washington and Mizzou will play a best out of three series to determine who will advance to the CWS.
Lorenzo Romar is still looking for a big man and he has two scholarships to give to help fulfill that quest. The late signing period recently ended but the team is still in on a couple of players who could add some much needed beef to the lineup. LoRo says that the hunt could continue right up to the day that classes begin this fall.
On the football front FB Kimo Makaula will transfer to a smaller school (Idaho State) in the search of playing time. Kimo was part of Sark's first recruiting class at Washington but never made a move for serious playing time during his two seasons at Montlake.
Attrition could continue later this summer with OG Nick Wood and DT Chris Robinson still waiting to see if they can become healthy enough to resume playing.
CB Darien Washington from Lutheran HS in Orange California has decided to become a Husky. Darien is 5'11 175 and will be one of at least three CB's recruited to fill out the 2012 class. He is the third known commit so far for Washington in 2012.