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The Monday Morning Wash - Camp Week

The rising stars camp starts this coming weekend. We expect some pretty big west coast names to be attending this year which is in stark contrast to the Willingham years when even the top in state guys didn't bother showing up. That is just another sign of the growth of the program under Sark and his staff.

A couple of examples of some big names attending are Lj Moore, Hatari Byrd and Johnny Johnson who are coming up from Fresno. Elijah Qualls, Mason Friedline, Andrew Basham, Riley Sorenson, Lavon Coleman will also attend. I wouldn't be surprised at all if at least a couple of those guys committed at camp this weekend.

UW currently has eight known commits for its Class of 2013. WR Darrell Daniels of Oakley, Calif. (Freedom High); QB Troy Williams of Harbor City, Calif. (Narbonne High); K Cameron Van Winkle (Mount Si); OLB Connor O'Brien, Santa Margarita, Calif. (Santa Margarita Catholic); C Dane Crane, MLB Sean Constantine, Bellevue; DT Jaimie Bryant, Tumwater; and WR Sammie Long, Lakewood (Lakes).

Presidents To Meet

The University Presidents will be meeting this week to supposedly rubber stamp the new four team playoff plan.

The two national semifinal games would be played within the existing BCS bowl games (Fiesta, Orange, Rose and Sugar) on a rotating basis, with the host sites being predetermined before each season. The national championship game would be offered to the highest bidding city.

Still to be decided:

  1. How will the four teams be selected?
  2. Will the emphasis be on conference champions or seeding?
  3. Where will the championship game be played?
  4. How are they going to divide up all the money?
Boise State Still in Limbo

One of the most successful football programs of the last decade is still reportedly looking for a home to reside in. Boise State is still having discussions with the MWC about hanging its collective hat there rather than joining the Big East as a football only member.

With the end of the BCS and AQ-Non AQ coming it doesn't really make a lot of sense for the Broncos to join the Big East when you factor in that they don't really have a place to park their basketball program and non revenue sports.

The Broncos need to make a final decision by June 30th.

Troy Williams headed to Elite 11

Husky QB recruit Troy Williams was given an at large invitation to next months Elite 11 finals which will be taking place in the LA area next month. Williams had a strong showing at qualifying camp earlier this month and his selection is an endorsement of the type of player the scouts think he will be in the future.

One intangible he possesses is a charismatic personality which according to recruiting experts will help Washington continue to recruit elite talent from Southern California over the next five years while he resides at Montlake.

Sandusky Convicted

Former Penn State DC Jerry Sandusky was convicted by a jury of his peers this past weekend for sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years. The self described 68 year old "Tickle Monster" will be spending the rest of his life in Pennsylvania State Prison.

"One of the recurring themes in this case was: Who would believe a kid?" she said. "The answer is: We here in Bellefonte, Pa., would believe a kid."


Next up are the guys responsible at Penn State for looking the other way while this was happening for so many years. In my opinion Joe Paterno got off pretty easy by heading off to his so called reward prematurely.