The Dawgs are 7-0 in league play for the first time since the Truman Administration, and Percy Allen’s takeaways from Washington’s most recent win (Saturday, against Oregon State) are that Mike Hopkins’ zone defense is working admirably well, the offense is finding great success by sharing the ball among a variety of playmakers, and Nahziah Carter’s mid-range jumper has developed into an effective weapon.
2019 three-star cornerback Jayden Williams (Centennial / Corona, Calif.) took his official visit to Washington over the weekend, and chatted with Greg Biggins about his impressions of Chris Petersen’s program:
“It was a great trip, I loved it there,” Williams said. “My favorite part was talking with coach Petersen and coach Lake. They’re both great guys and great coaches and I felt like I connected really well with both of them. Coach Petersen told me they really like me a lot and if I can come in and learn the playbook, there’s no reason why I can’t come in and compete for playing time right away.
“He talked about the Built For Life Program and said football is just Plan B, Plan A is succeeding in life and he talked about how he wants his players to be set up for life after football. I really like how he kept everything real with me and you can tell the players respect him a lot too.”
- The women’s basketball team extended its losing streak to five games Saturday when the Dawgs fell to No. 5 Oregon, 76-57.
- Five-star wide receiver Bru McCoy has decided to leave USC after a mere month on campus, and will reportedly enroll at the University of Texas.
- Kliff Kingsbury won’t be USC’s offensive coordinator, but it looks like Clay Helton is going all-in on adopting the air raid with the news that Graham Harrell will join the Trojans staff.
- If the NCAA grants him a sixth year of eligibility, former Eastern Washington star Gage Gubrud will reportedly transfer to Washington State to join the battle to become the heir apparent to Gardner Minshew.
- Tony Castricone spoke to former Dawg Phil Green for the latest episode of his GoHuskies podcast. Green speaks about topics that include his memories of playing for Don James and the struggle he faces in dealing with his diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).