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Dots: Replacing a Legend

Tony Castricone has an unenviable job this fall and Mike Hopkins continues his media tour.

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Football Dots

  • Christian Caple at the Athletic ($) profiles UW announcer Tony Castricone who has pretty gosh darn big shoes to fill this upcoming football season.
  • Adam Jude at the Seattle Times continues his fall preview with a look at the pass catchers including hopefully the healthy return of Chico McClatcher.
  • The Dawgman guys have a podcast out looking ahead to the start of fall camp.
  • They also continue ($) their series with an opposing view of the incoming freshmen this time focused on TE Devin Culp.
  • Ex-Husky Sidney Jones is back from his injury and looking to start for the defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Another ex-Husky CB had a good quote to give perspective on judging athletes prematurely:
  • Husky legacy 4 star linebacker out of Hawaii Maninoa Tufono will be making his college commitment next Monday. It looks like Texas may be the school to beat but his final 5 were LSU, Texas, UCLA, USC, and Washington.

Basketball Dots

  • For those who missed it, Mike Hopkins appeared on Jon Rothstein’s podcast to talk about the upcoming season in his Pac-12 preview episode.
  • Former Rainier Beach star Sam Cunliffe is transferring from Kansas and apparently has his eyes set on the University of Washington. Cunliffe started his career as a top-50 recruit at Arizona State before transferring to Kansas and receiving almost no playing time. Coach Hop will have to be careful evaluating Cunliffe to see if he’s a good fit for the culture he’s building.
  • A look by the Wall Street Journal into how players such as former Husky great Isaiah Thomas got screwed simply by hitting free agency at the wrong time.
  • UW Women’s basketball coach Jody Wynn is taking a sustained approach to rebuilding the program following the end of the Kelsey Plum era.