How to Watch
Time: 8:00 am PT (Huskies on at 10:45 am PT)
TV: Pac-12 Networks
The opening remarks from embattled Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott kicks off the event beginning at 8 am. That speech will not be aired live on Pac-12 Network but can be streamed via Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, or Pac-12.com.
The coverage of Pac-12 Media Day divides the divisions up into two parts with the Pac-12 North airing in the morning and the Pac-12 South starting in the afternoon. Each school gets 15 minutes apiece with Oregon starting off the coverage at 9:30 am and the Huskies closing out the Pac-12 North coverage at 10:45 am.
After each of the individual school coverage there will be an hour-long segment beginning at 11 am PT in which they recap the interviews throughout the entire division.
The Huskies will be represented by coach Chris Petersen and seniors C Nick Harris and DB Myles Bryant. Nothing garners excitement for the program like having a former 2-star offensive lineman and a former walk-on slot corner (obviously they’re 2 of the best players in the conference but it’s not exactly sexy and I’m sure that’s just the way Coach Pete wants it).
We’ll post more info from throughout the day as things get going but you can discuss any of the coverage in the comments section below.
7:00 am Update
The Pac-12 media poll and preseason all-conference teams were announced this morning and it looks like the Huskies are going to have to play this season as the underdogs...sort of. Oregon edged out Washington by a single vote, 190 to 189, in order to be the predicted victor of the Pac-12 North. Both teams finished with 17 first place votes (Wazzu was the only other P12N squad to pick up a first place selection).
Utah was the decisive pick to win the South by a 206 to 167 margin but a 33-2 edge in 1st place votes over 2nd place USC. The Utes were also the most popular pick to win the Pac-12 title overall with 12 selections while Oregon finished in 2nd with 11 and the Huskies garnered 9 votes. This will be the last year the Pac-12 championship game is hosted in Santa Clara as it was announced last night the game will move to Los Angelese next season before moving to Vegas (hopefully permanently) in 2021.
Meanwhile, 8 Huskies were selected to either the preseason 1st, 2nd, or honorable mention teams. Offensive linemen Trey Adams and Nick Harris were both 1st team all-offense selections. Myles Bryant was the lone selection on the defensive 1st team. TE Hunter Bryant was the only player to make the 2nd team. Several Huskies received honorable mention including: WR Aaron Fuller, DL Levi Onwuzurike, OL Jaxson Kirkland, and DB Elijah Molden.
9:30 am Update
Larry Scott headed to the podium this morning to give his state of the conference presser leading into football season. He acknowledged the difficulties facing the Pac-12 more realistically than he has in the past and is at least on the acceptance step of the hierarchy. Some of the highlights:
After an independent review of PAC-12 officiating, the conference is implementing the following changes. pic.twitter.com/coPQCDJcs6— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) July 24, 2019
Was told by sources negotiations broke down last minute yesterday b/w Los Angeles at Hollywood Park Stadium & Pac-12. Larry Scott announces today Pac-12 title game will now be in Las Vegas in 2020 & 2021— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 24, 2019
Scott: No movement w/in Pac-12 to drop to 8 conference games— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) July 24, 2019
11:00 am Update
Notes from the Washington segment of Pac-12 Media Days
- Chris Petersen notes this is the first time in 4 years there’s been a true all-out competition at QB. He gave no hints as to who has the edge and spoke in generalities. Exactly what we’d expect.
- Pete said the loss of Myles Gaskin might be the biggest loss for the team and he might have been the most underrated player in the country. Says they have confidence in Ahmed, McGrew, and Pleasant to take over.
- Said that the WR play has been solid to this point but now we have to make the move to elite with 4 seniors and a junior in Ty Jones plus some younger guys.
- Asked about how the defense is going to reload and said that until we prove it that it will continue to keep him up at night. Pete says it’s always rebuild rather than reload and he doesn’t like the term reload. No matter what you’re always starting from scratch the day after the bowl game.
- Petersen said it was a bunch of little things with the consistent slow starts in big non-conference games rather than one big thing. There are a ton of things you can second guess and the coaching staff recognized errors such as giving Ohio State the ball right before the end of the half when they scored.
- Myles Bryant said he had to be picked 1st in dodgeball as a kid or he wouldn’t play while Nick Harris admitted back then he wasn’t exactly the most agile.
- Nick Harris cites Keith Taylor, Joe Tryon, and Elijah Molden as guys who could step up and be part of the next wave of defensive players in the NFL.
- Myles Bryant toed the company line on the Huskies not being picked 1st in the division by saying they never look at that and have to ignore it and keep working.