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Washington Huskies Football Links: High Expectations for 2018

Another set of preseason prognostications favors Washington to win the Pac-12 and compete for a College Football Playoff berth.

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The Athletic — State of the Program: Experienced Washington football ready for another Playoff push

Chantel Jennings dives into the Washington football program’s strengths and weaknesses as they stand roughly three months before the start of the 2018 season. In short, she says that the Huskies have the talent to earn another shot at the national title:

The Huskies are not just the favorite for the Pac-12 title, they’re also the conference’s best shot at the Playoff this season. Between the returning talent and experience, the cohesion on the coaching staff and an opportunity to make a big impression against Auburn in Week 1, Washington has a chance to put together a very memorable season.

Athlon — College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2018

The Huskies come in at No. 8 in Athlon’s preseason rankings, one spot behind their season-opener opponent, Auburn. Washington’s rankings paces the Pac-12, which also includes No. 18 Stanford, No. 21 USC and No. 23 Oregon.

The Seattle Times — Elite 11 invitation a ‘dream come true’ for Graham-Kapowsin QB and future Husky Dylan Morris

Adam Jude collects all the information Washington fans should know about Dylan Morris, a Husky commit and the 2019 class’s No. 2 pro-style quarterback prospect, with regard to his offer to participate in the famed Elite 11 high school quarterback camp. Here’s Morris’ highlight film, for good measure.

The Seattle Times — Huskies softball team downs Minnesota to win Seattle Regional

Stephanie Loh details the Washington women’s Sunday victory over the Minnesota Gophers to win the NCAA regional tournament. They’ll next face Alabama in the NCAA super regional tournament, whom the Dawgs previously beat 8-0 back in March.


  • Chris Vannini at The Athletic takes a 30,000-foot view at how the nation’s college football programs are utilizing the new 10th full-time assistant position that the NCAA allowed them to employ earlier this year.
  • Washington’s track & field and cross country coach Greg Metcalf stepped down from his position last Friday.
  • A new documentary profiling closeted gay college athletes describes the fears and challenges they face in deciding whether to come out to their coaches and teammates.
  • A couple of pics of Dante sporting the red and gold.
  • Happy birthday, Sidney!