Good morning all you above-average people. Let’s dive into some dots:
- Roman Tomashoff looks at what we learned from Husky Combine numbers.
- This is hardly an in-depth piece, but CBS looks at some transfers into the Pac-12, including a UW guy.
- The Athletic re-ranks the 2018 draft class, including two Washington players that get highlighted — one for a good reason, the other for a not-so-good one (but the career’s not over yet, so let’s see).
- It’s well-known that the softball pitching motion isn’t as destructive to the body as baseball’s overhand counterpart. But it’s not that simple: the LA Times talks to a very familiar face for the Huskies while looking into the effects of aces like Gabbie Plain, Rachel Garcia, and Odicci Alexander pitching hundreds of pitches over a weekend — and the insane mental and physical brutality it takes.
- Sound like Jacob Eason is looking quite good in his first season getting genuine practice reps for the Colts.
- Not even counting the UW alumni rowing for other countries, Tokyo will have four UW rowers for Team USA.
- Katie Rainsberger transferred to UW from Oregon — and now goes back to Eugene for her last run and an attempt to medal nationally.
- The Women’s College World Series will be a clash between the team that knocked UW out this year and the team who beat UW in the championship game of 2018 during Gabbie Plain’s freshman year when she and Taran Alvelo teamed up to be a formidable duo.
Oh no, hopefully no huge-literally-and-figuratively recruit sees this!
Defensive Tackles Taken in the NFL Draft in the PAC-12 Era (2012-2021 Drafts):— WestCoastCFB.com (@WestCoastCFB) June 8, 2021
1. Washington - 6
2. USC - 3
2. UCLA - 3
2. Utah - 3
5. Stanford - 2
5. ASU - 2
5. Arizona - 2
8. Colorado - 1
8. WSU - 1
10. OSU - 0
10. Oregon - 0
10. Cal - 0
Not pictured, but certainly nearby: JT Tuimoloau https://t.co/Owgb9mRvvr— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) June 8, 2021
Lots of Dawgs back at NFL camps today. Also imagine being as sexy as Fabio I mean Vita Vea:
Not technically UW-related, but when the top of the Pac-12 is consistently UCLA, Arizona, and UW, and Arizona’s coach of 36 years retires, it feels relevant. For reference, that means he had been head coach at UA since Heather Tarr was a 12 year old middle schooler in Redmond. Legend.
Thank you to Mike Candrea for an incredible career!
Do good things, don’t do bad things, and bow down to Washington.