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It starts today:
- MIke Vorel from The Seattle Times recaps Chris Petersen’s Thursday press conference, where the coach talked 9am kickoffs, a position switch, and if some true freshmen might play more than four games this fall.
- Chris Fetters from Dawgman has the full transcript from Petersen’s presser.
- Christian Caple from The Athletic ($) ranks the Huskies’ most stable position groups. The offensive line leads the way.
- The Huskies averaged just 26.4 points per game in 2018, down from 36.2 in 2017 (and 41.8 in 2016). Lauren Kirschman from The News Tribune tries to examine why, and what Petersen and his staff are doing to fix the offense.
- Here’s a Pac-12 Preview from Bill Connelly where he wonders if the Huskies are willing to sacrifice some efficiency for more explosive plays.
Maybe the answer is “yes.”
This is noteworthy. Chris Petersen says plainly that the UW offense needs to throw the ball downfield more this season. pic.twitter.com/95xKdeHEER— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) August 1, 2019
Dawgs walking on:
Washington announced two more true freshmen walk-ons Thursday: LB Ruperake Fuavai from O'Dea and RB Camden VerStrate from Cheney. VerStrate won the State 2A 100m with a time of 10.65 this past spring. Fall rosters can go up to 110 players now. UW is at 106. @Dawgman247— Chris Fetters (@Chris_Fetters) August 1, 2019
Three guys who will be watching (at least early in camp):
Coach Petersen starts the press conference with a couple of guys who won't be available early during fall camp:— Alec Dietz (@AlecDietz) August 1, 2019
- Troy Fautanu (foot injury)
- Jacob Kizer (back)
- Cole Norgaard (ankle)
One week from tomorrow:
Hoopsters lift too:
The number three overall prospect in the 2020 class:
Cade Cunningham cuts his list down to 5 schools!— Texas BasketballNews (@TexasBBallNews) August 1, 2019
Watch Tui try to give this one away in the 4th quarter: