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- Jon Wilner writes that the Pac-12 needs a competition committee to get back on track.
- Ryan Clark at the TNT thinks that next year’s UW season will be better than the one we just had.
- Dawgman ($$$) has their up to date recruiting blog with a list of all of the potential targets left for the Huskies leading up to the late signing period.
- Miami DE D.J Johnson is transferring away from the program due to family health concerns. The former 4-star recruit out of Sacramento had Washington as a finalist before deciding on the Hurricanes. He is able to transfer to one of 8 Pac-12 programs.
Here are the programs I am in permission to contact. pic.twitter.com/CVJpu2v4tx— DJ Johnson (@Thaa_Man) January 2, 2018
- Now to football news in the state of Arizona. Rich Rodriguez was abruptly fired last night as head coach of the University of Arizona football team. Rodriguez reportedly is being accused of sexual harassment and forcing 3 employees to lie in order to cover up an extramarital affair. Rodriguez in the statement denied the harassment but admitted to the affair. We’ll see what this does to the Arizona football program and what this means for the 14 recruits who signed during the early period with the Wildcats.
Herm Edwards: the longest tenured football coach in Arizona— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 3, 2018
- Percy Allen of the Times writes that only 2 or 3 Pac-12 teams deserve to make the tournament at this point.
- However, NBC Sports says that if the season ended today then Washington would be in as a part of the First Four playing Auburn.
- Meanwhile Joe Lunardi thinks Washington is still several spots off but on the bubble.
FIRST FOUR OUT: Houston, Ohio St, Utah, Southern Cal. NEXT FOUR OUT: Va Tech, Marquette, St John, Middle Tenn. FOUR MORE: Georgia, Temple, Providence, K-State. CONSIDERED: Okla St, BYU, SD State, Oregon, Washington, Penn St, Iowa St, Mississippi St, UNLV, Boston College, No Iowa.— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) January 3, 2018
- Husky alum Isaiah Thomas made his season debut against the Portland Trail Blazers last night for his new team after being traded to Cleveland in the offseason. He came off the bench in restricted duty to score 17 points in 19 minutes.
- Fellow UW basketball alumnus Marquese Chriss has had a rough first 1.5 years in the NBA but he came up big last night.