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- Budda Baker was named to the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list, which honors the nation's best defensive player. This follows Budda's selection last week to the Paul Hornung Award watch list, which is presented to the nation's most versatile player.
- Ted Miller is evaluating the worst losses of Pac-12 North coaches, and selects the bowl game embarrassment against Oklahoma State for Chris Petersen. Personally, I would have gone with choking away a signature road win against a top-15 team in Arizona.
- For the recruitniks among you, a reminder that SB Nation Recruiting put together a Twitter list that should keep you updated on any news from The Opening as it happens.
- Four-star linebacker Camilo Eifler will announce his commitment Thursday at The Opening, with some believing Washington to be the prohibitive favorite.
Just bought my commitment hat pic.twitter.com/tinuJBYriz— Camilo Eifler (@_miloeifler) July 4, 2015
- SB Nation's Bud Elliot spoke to Jacob Eason at The Opening about what life is like when you're the most sought-after 17-year-old quarterback recruit in the nation.
- 2016 running back commit Sean McGrew met a Husky legend at The Opening.
- Andy Staples' latest column is about the way college football programs are promoting their brands. As you might expect, he gives a lot of attention to that team down south. Here's what he says about Washington:
The brand: Boise State with Power Five-caliber players?
What it should be: It should be Boise State with Power Five-caliber players, but the Huskies didn't look like that going 8-6 in Chris Petersen's first season in Seattle. Steve Sarkisian left Petersen some great players. Defensive tackle Danny Shelton, linebacker Shaq Thompson and cornerback Marcus Peters were first-round NFL draft picks. (Of course, Petersen had to throw Peters off the team in the middle of the 2014 season.) But maybe Petersen just needs time to create something similar to what he had in Boise. There, Petersen took over a program he'd already worked inside for five seasons. The culture was established. At Washington, he'll have to establish that culture over several years.
- Mason Kelley's latest column focuses on Detlef Schrempf's efforts to raise money for his foundation through a June 22 celebrity golf classic that featured such participants as Brent Barry, Jack Sikma, Darius Rucker, Lawyer Milloy, Spencer Hawes, Todd MacCulloch, Richard Lee, Damon Huard and Jermaine Kearse.
- Good luck to Kelsley Plum in next week's Pan American Games!
Kelsey is trading in her purple and gold for red, white and blue at the Pan American Games that start July 16. pic.twitter.com/LJVpAleK5e— UW W. Basketball (@UW_WBB) July 7, 2015
- The players, coaches and staff at the Elite 11 gave a wonderful shout-out to Avery Huffman.