- The turf is in! The turf is in! Ladies and Dawgs, we have a stadium!!!
- Damon Huard, an often overlooked talent who made some great contributions to the UW football program before having a very long pro career, is taking on a bigger role for the university.
- It is the doldrums of the off-season, but some football stats are already getting tracked. It is nice to see that the Huskies already lead the P12 in at least one of these key statistics.
- Phil Steele, whose annual treatise on all things college football will hit the newsstands on June 18, listed out his "four-deep" pre-season All-American Team last week. Guess what? A Husky is a first-teamer.
- The P12/Stanford blog, desperate as we are for new content, created a "three-headed monster" series looking at the best threesomes for each team's offense and defense. They are fun to read just because it is the offseason and, as Eddie Murphy would say, "If you're starving and somebody throw you a cracker, you're like 'this is the best gd cracker I've had in my life." You get my point. Plus, you may have some heartache about the choices they made for the UW troikas (including the exclusion of the only UW player who made Phil Steele's All-American team). Some of you will love the fact that, in typical Stanford bias fashion, have tagged Tyler Gaffney — who quit the team last year — as one of the Cardinal's three most important offensive players.
P12 Three-Headed Monsters - Offense
P12 Three Headed Monsters - Defense
- The war between UW and Oregon continues. The latest salvo is the arrival of the new Seattle Times UW beat writer (otherwise known as Condotta's shoe-filler). Ladies and Dawgs, meet Adam Jude, former Oregon beat-writer for The Oregonian. Adam, who is a Seattle native, is a great talent and we are lucky to have him (despite his rather questionable background). His arrival will certainly generate some interesting debate when and if the Oregon COI results ever come out. Adam has been all over this story (here is one example of a recent story) and his perspective is both deep and unique. Below is his first of many future interviews with Softy
- Speaking of Oregon, Travis Haney ($) believes that the Ducks are a team on the decline while the Cardinal continue to be on the rise.
- Also from ESPN Insider ($), a list of national coordinators who are on everybody's short list for future head coaching jobs. I'll give you one guess on the UW connection.
- On the basketball front, we've been covering all of the changes on Lorenzo Romar's staff. LoRo addressed those changes, as well as the upcoming alumni game, in a presser covered by Todd Dybas. If you are interested in a great recap on all of the coaching changes, head over to GoHuskies.com and check out Gregg Bell's story.
That's it, Dawgs. I'm going to apologize in advance as the already spotty efforts behind the Dots (much of which is offseason slow-down related) is going to get even more sketchy this week as I have a bunch of work-related commitments that will leave me restricted mostly to cell phone access this week. I'll check in when I get some breaks. Until then, discuss whatever is on your mind and let us know what other off-season topics are of interest to you. We'll try to organize some effort around the things you want most to discuss.