Happy Monday, Dawg fans. The big news of the of day is the return of the Ice Cream Man.
- Ryan Clark gives us three reasons that Myles Gaskin’s return for his senior season will benefit UW. Spoiler alert: he forgot to add the #1 reason. Gaskin is simply awesome.
- Softy had the chance to touch base with Gaskin
Just spoke to Myles Gaskin. Said “it just felt right personally” to come back. Said he got “around a 4th round” grade from NFL. But my favorite line: “I didn’t want to leave my bros.”— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) January 15, 2018
Hell yeah Myles.
- Speaking of which, Myles had a really funny little clip on his Twitter feed that has nothing to do with him coming back but is really funny and worth a look:
Never in my life have I seen someone fall so smooth pic.twitter.com/P6sjqVmPWi— World Star Vine (@WorIdStarVine) January 14, 2018
- Now that we are a week out from the official end of the college football season, we are starting to get into the “way-too-early” themed articles. Here is one from a Penn State aligned outlet that projects UW as a top 5 team going into next season. Fun to read, but maybe a wee bit optimistic.
- On the basketball front, things are not going well for former UW star Markelle Fultz. The first pick of the NBA draft is still struggling with injury which might the root cause of his significantly altered shooting mechanics.
- UW men’s tennis started off on the right foot with a dominating performance against EWU.
- Men’s basketball is still licking its wounds following their stinging home loss to Stanford. One of the questions that Husky fans expected to get resolved in 2017-18 was around three-point shooting. That hasn’t really happened yet, but coach Mike Hopkins continues to argue that he think it is a strength for UW.
- The women’s basketball team had their own game with Stanford yesterday and were held to their lowest point total of the season per the Seattle Times.
- Track is back!
- And so is Gymnastics
The #GymDawgs opened the season with a win over Sacramento State.@UWGymnastics competes in the Elevate the Stage meet in Reno, Nevada tomorrow at 2:20PM (PT).— Washington Athletics (@UWAthletics) January 14, 2018
>> https://t.co/v2qhGvp5Ns pic.twitter.com/k4PB5kBYmA
PAC 12 Dots
- Kevin Sumlin is officially the head coach at the University of Arizona.
- There are several interesting little tidbits attached to the Sumlin story. Of most interest is the fact that star QB Khalil Tate may have steered the focus from primary target Ken Niumataolo to Sumlin. Funny, I hadn’t pegged Tate as a prima donna.
- Sumlin will apparently be bringing with him former UCLA OC Noel Mazzone and retaining current Arizona DC Marcel Yates. Both moves are very solid decisions that should provide some stability for the program.
- Fishduck.com has an interesting read on the state of the PAC 12 and asks the fundamental question as to whether or not it is time for Oregon to bail on the PAC. (well, if you must ...)
Let’s talk Huskies.