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Will the Huskies be getting a Woof tonight?

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Football Dots

  • The UW/Auburn matchup gets the billing of “Most Important Game for the College Football Playoff” in ESPN’s early FPI preview of the biggest Week 1 games.
  • Stewart Mandel at the Athletic ($) ranks his top-25 coaches in college football and a certain local coach can be found in the top-5.
  • Athlon Sports put out their preseason Pac-12 all-conference teams and went 4 deep. The Huskies had 15 players on the lists including 7 on the 1st team (Gaskin, Adams, McGary, Gaines, BBK, Murphy, and Rapp).
  • High 4-star WR recruit Mycah Pittman is going to be taking his official visit to Washington in a month. He named his top-5 of Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Ohio State, and Oregon at the beginning of the month but Washington offered after that and they’ve clearly vaulted at least one team. None of his other officials are set until September so the Huskies could have a shot if they can sell him on committing and cancelling the others.
  • Upland, California 3-star WR prospect Taj Davis will be announcing his college decision tonight at 7p. He spoke with our own Aaron Sieverkopp this weekend and also spoke with 247’s Brandon Huffman yesterday where he called Washington his favorite visit ($). He is 100% to Washington on 247’s Crystal Ball feature.
  • 5-star mega DT prospect Fatui Tuitele announced his final 5 on Monday night and that included the Huskies along with the elite of the elite: Bama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Texas. USC had previously been considered the favorite but didn’t crack the list.
  • Ex-Husky RB Deontae Cooper is returning to the Seattle area to be an assistant coach at Bellevue
  • Also, Vita Vea is good. Even NFL all pros think so.

Basketball Dots

  • We now know 4 of the non-conference games for the 2018/19 schedule as the Huskies will play a neutral site game in Atlantic City against Virginia Tech in a rematch of an embarrassing loss early this year. This joins the scheduled away game at Gonzaga and the two games at the Vancouver (Canada) showcase against Santa Clara and either Minnesota/Texas A&M.
  • 7-foot-4 preferred walk-on Riley Sorn made it offical

Other Dots

  • Who doesn’t love the combo of dogs and baseball?
  • And because I don’t get many opportunities to do this...check out UW’s highlight videos for their men’s and women’s national player of the year (Callahan award) nominees: Steven Benaloh and Nicole Cramer. The UW men are the #5 seed at the national championships this weekend while the women barely missed the cut this year. The Sundodgers’ game versus #4 Brown will be livestreamed for free at at 2:30p on Friday. If they get that far, the semifinals will be streamed on ESPN3 on Sunday with the championship on Monday.