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Dot Dot Dawg: Springtime for Petersen and Washington

What to watch for at this week’s spring football practices, wondering how Jimmy Lake’s future as UW’s defensive coordinator will play out, and reacting to Jaylen Nowell’s decision to declare for the NBA Draft.

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The Seattle Times — Washington opens spring football this week. These are the top story lines to watch.

In case you missed it on Friday, Mike Vorel compiled a list of the most important storylines he’s hoping to follow during this month’s spring practices. They include getting a first look at Jacob Eason running the No. 1 offense, Salvon Ahmed’s inside track to becoming UW’s first-string running back, new wide receivers coach Junior Adams’ impact on the Huskies’ pass-catchers, and the development of a defensive line that’s looking to fill the figuratively/literally enormous shoes of Greg Gaines, Jaylen Johnson and Shane Bowman.

The Athletic — Washington Mailbag: On Jimmy Lake, the key to offensive improvement, Colson Yankoff and where to sit at Husky Stadium

Christian Caple fields a handful of questions from his readers on topics including how Washington’s offense will look this spring compared to the product we saw it put out last fall, guessing which true freshmen might play in 2019, and what kinds of opportunities might lure Jimmy Lake away from Washington, among others.

The Seattle Times — UW Huskies star Jaylen Nowell says he’s entering the NBA draft

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Percy Allen reports on Jaylen Nowell’s decision to throw his hat into the NBA Draft ring, and what options he has if he changes his mind and decides to return for another year at Washington. Be sure to check out Max’s write-up of Nowell’s announcement and the discussion in the comments here.


  • Dawgman’s spring preview articles are all collected in one handy location for your viewing pleasure.
  • Chantel Jennings has a Pac-12-centric mailbag up at The Athletic.
  • Washington’s baseball team lost an 11-inning heartbreaker last night, after wasting an opportunity to seize the lead in the 10th by failing to score a run after loading the bases with no outs.
  • Sports360AZ put together a great profile of Washington cornerback Byron Murphy’s path to the NFL Draft.
  • Future Washington quarterback Sam Huard is turning heads on the seven-on-seven circuit.
  • I’ll wager that Coach Pete is looking forward to fulfilling the APR bonus clause in his contract.