Strap yourselves in boys and girls because this is a long Dots. Which is great because that means there’s plenty of Husky sports news. Yesterday was the first day of padded practices for the football team and the basketball teams returned to the court for their 1st days of practice as well.
- Jimmy Lake was on his weekly show with Tony Castricone last night.
- The biggest news to come out of it was that Jack Westover was put on scholarship which appears to be popular among the team as there were plenty of “Westy!”-ies sounding around the Twittersphere last night.
- Bob Gregory talked with the media which led to Mike Vorel writing on last year’s emergence of Edefuan Ulofoshio (a former walk-on as Westover now is) and the impact he made on the defense.
Gregory confirmed that if UW played tomorrow, Ulofoshio and Sirmon would be the inside linebackers who would play the most.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) October 14, 2020
Gregory says Alphonzo Tuputala is "a big, physical kid that can run." Adds that Tuputala is the furthest along of the four redshirt freshman ILBs.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) October 14, 2020
- Christian Caple profiles Sav’ell Smalls who is living up to his 5-star recruit status early on in training camp.
- And no surprise here but CB Elijah Molden was named to the Lott trophy watch list for the best defensive player in the country.
- Meanwhile, OL Luke Wattenberg was named to the Rimington trophy watch list for the best center in the nation as he transitions from guard to center.
- The Pac-12 has agreed to let parents of players be in attendance for games although that decision is ultimately up to the public health officials in each location.
- Dawgman looks at 5 players who could potentially be the next to commit to Washington.
- Kevin Thomson to Jordan Chin for the TD among a few other highlights:
- Dylan Morris to Cade Otton for the TD:
- True freshman WR Jalen McMillan with the catch on the sideline in front of Julius Irvin:
- After 5 consecutive years playing Gonzaga it appears that isn’t on the menu for this season
Source: Gonzaga’s basketball game with Washington will not be played this season. It was scheduled for Dec. 12 and Gonzaga decided to move on when the PAC-12 postponed to Jan. 1 without consulting Washington. Washington tried to work with Gonzaga. They were unwilling.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) October 14, 2020
- The men’s basketball team returned to practice today
- So did the women’s team
- Climate Pledge Arena being built means that the NCAA tournament is coming back to Seattle with the women’s tournament arriving in 2023 and the men’s in 2025.