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Thursday Dots: Dawgs Riding High but Beware the Bears

Accolades roll in for fantastic start

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 29 Valero Alamo Bowl Photo by Adam Davis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

What I feel, I can’t say

But my love is there for you any time of day

But if it’s not love that you need

Then I’ll try my best to make everything Dots

  • The way the offense has played this year, there is very little thought given to offensive talent that got away. Nonetheless, Mike Vorel profiles Taj Davis, who left UW for Cal prior to the season. In darker offensive times, Davis looked like one of the few bright spots with the combination of size, athleticism, and technical ability to make the QB’s job easier. As it has turned out, the Dawgs have an embarrassment of riches in this department these days, so Davis might have slid to 5th or 6th on the depth chart. Davis has 8 catches for 81 yards through three games, so he will continue to strive for that bigger role.

  • I don’t know what to think of Christian Caple’s friendly association with known Duck apologist Tyson Alger. For better or worse, Caple and Alger posted a home-and-home piece today with a discussion of the great starts for each team, and the conference as a whole. They discuss Colorado, the path to an undefeated showdown, and just how well things have gone since the last time they talked ball.

  • Over at 247, Blake Brockermeyer ranks the top 10 pass-catchers in a receiver-rich Pac-12. It’s no surprise that Rome Odunze comes in at the top of the list, nor that there are three Dawgs in the top eight. I was also pleasantly surprised to see the astounding Tetairoa McMillan getting his deserved credit near the top of the chart.

  • It’s not every day that WSU gets to #7 in the country in... anything. So it’s noteworthy that the Cougars have ascended to those heights in volleyball prior to the upcoming matchup with UW. The Seattle Times takes a deeper look at UW volleyball’s rebuilding project and the early returns. For more UW volleyball coverage, make sure to keep up with UWDP’s own Iyo Stephensberry’s work.

  • No new All We Hear Is Purple this week due to scheduling issues for your intrepid reporters. We will be back next week. In the meantime, remember to subscribe so you get the latest episode magically teleported onto your device.

You may have already watched it, but this might be the best work yet from one of the great minds of our generation, UWAnimal: