I’m gonna start everything off by assuming everyone reading this knows what happened to make yesterday the biggest day in coaching legends moving on and the impending coaching carousel that’ll happen. So, no need to link to those.
Mike Vorel asked Kalen DeBoer where his heart is at:
During a zoom availability for the Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards this afternoon, I asked UW coach Kalen DeBoer where his head is at less than two days after losing in the national championship. His answer lasted more than three and a half minutes.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) January 10, 2024
Full response below: pic.twitter.com/ePqX482PIR
Meanwhile, if you missed that Pete Carroll and Nick Saban will both not be coaching next year, here’s who else won’t be playing (for Washington) so far:
Jalen McMillan makes it official that he’s heading to the draft, to no one’s surprise:
Trice to the draft:
Bralen Trice just announced on his Instagram that he is declaring for the draft to no one's surprise. Remember when we all raised an eyebrow when coaches said he would be better than Tryon? So, so good the last 2 years. Congrats, Bralen!— De UW Dawg Pound (@UWonSBN) January 11, 2024
Troy Fautanu officially going to the draft after two years of being a monster:
Ralen Goforth says goodbye:
And Ja’Lynn Polk was two days ago, but in case you missed it:
Faatui Tuitele is retiring from football:
Wow. Senior DT Faatui Tuitele announces via IG he's retiring from football. Had 1 more year of eligibility left. Has dealt with injuries throughout his career but started most of the last two seasons. Best of luck in your next stage of life! pic.twitter.com/YROHrZYRB8— De UW Dawg Pound (@UWonSBN) January 11, 2024
Dylan Morris says goodbye prior to his transfer to JMU:
Who’s chopping onions in here?
During @UW_Football’s incredible run this season, there were two constants: a lucky glow stick and QB Michael Penix Jr’s unshakable faith.— Molly McGrath (@MollyAMcGrath) January 11, 2024
In the offseason the Huskies team chaplain, Jonathan Rainey, gave Penix and his teammates each a glow stick and said, “in order to let your… pic.twitter.com/dFaDbJ4YL5
Meanwhile, as softball season creeps up on us:
Of course we know he’s going pro, but Rome continues to be an absolute legend:
College football spaces are undefeated. @RomeOdunze just joined the Oregon Ducks panic space and threatened to come back for another year to cook Oregon again if they don’t be nice— connor (Deathrow KP) (@keithpricetrut1) January 11, 2024
Here is the video of Rome’s threat to terrorize the Oregon fan base for another year. https://t.co/aq4nT8teBK— connor (Deathrow KP) (@keithpricetrut1) January 11, 2024
Oh, and it’s snowing as we speak?
Do good things, don’t do bad things, and bow down to Washington.