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Dots: Darrell Daniels Aims to Impress

Preseason polls split widely on Washington’s outlook, one of UW’s tackles is primed for a breakout year, and a local five-star offensive lineman considers Big Ten country.

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So, I’m back to where it began today. Dot...Dot...Dawg. Eat ‘em up, Dawgs.


... So, this happened:

...Adam Jude in his latest camp report features Darrell Daniels and his quest to emerge as the next great Husky Tight End.

...We’ve written much about the Husky hype train. However, it is worth noting that there is significant difference among the pre-season polls on just how good UW projects to be.

...That said, Vegas still loves Washington more than anybody else in the PAC 12.

...Is Kaleb McGary a real break out candidate for UW in 2016? Could be.

...Could UW mega-recruit Foster Sarrell be thinking that Huskers > Huskies?

...ASJ made news this offseason by getting dropped to second-team with the Tampa Bay Bucs. But look who is back.

...Here is a SportTechie look at the Vicis helmets that have recently been put on hold for adoption by the Huskies.

...Go check out the our SB Nation sister site - the newly reminted Building the Dam. They recently wrote a preview of the UW / Oregon State game that is definitely worth a read.

...Former UW star Bishop Sankey, now buried on the Tennessee Titans depth chart, still believes in his potential.

...UW’s Men’s and Women’s soccer teams had exhibition games that didn’t turn out so well. But, hey, we are talking ‘bout practice, right?

...Are you excited?

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