The major news of the past 24 hours was of course the signing of Sacramento State grad transfer QB Kevin Thomson. Here’s several different takes.
- The Seattle Times notes that Thomson will have to compete if he wants to become the starter this upcoming season.
- Christian Caple at The Athletic interviews Thomson and some Sac State sources and notes that he’s “not a game manager. He’s a playmaker.”
- Brandon Huffman at 247 Sports also talked to Thomson about his decision to transfer and the process that has seen him end up at Washington.
The really intriguing thing about adding Kevin Thomson is that, perhaps more than UW's three other scholarship QBs, Thomson is a legitimate dual-threat. He ran for 619 yards and a team-best 12 touchdowns last season. Is that what first-year OC John Donovan wants? Time will tell.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) June 17, 2020
Asked a college coach very familiar with grad transfer QB Kevin Thomson what #Washington is getting in the former Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year. He texted back: "Poised, polished, accurate, athletic." https://t.co/4q8qnU3dmP— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 17, 2020
- The NCAA has approved a 6-week preseason model for college football that will allow for limited mandatory weight training/conditioning/film review to begin starting July 13th.
- 247 Sports sorts the contenders for the national title into Tiers and the Huskies are in Tier 5 along with the other projected top finishers in the Pac-12.
- 247 also updated their class of 2021 player rankings yesterday and there weren’t many changes among Husky targets but Dawgman still has the rundown.
- Watchstadium grades the Pac-12 ADs based on their football and men’s basketball coaching hires and Jen Cohen is 3rd although only 6 of them had enough of a track record to have a grade based on both hires (Cohen obviously gets an N/A so far for the Lake hire).
- The Huskies play at Gonzaga which means the premier home game will be hosting Auburn and the date for that game has now been set:
Nov. 19- UW vs Auburn in Seattle— Washington Men's Basketball (@UW_MBB) June 17, 2020
Time and TV to be announced at a later date #TougherTogether pic.twitter.com/J5igdlw4U8