I don’t know why you treat me so bad
Think of all the things that we could have had
Love is a notion that I can’t forget
My sweet Dots I would never regret
- The Seattle Times has its summary of the process that brought Fisch to Seattle, including some details about Fisch’s career up to this point. Fisch’s Alamo Bowl win over Oklahoma is the high point of his career so far. If he never does better than that in Seattle, fans will be disappointed. Then again, an Alamo Bowl win over a Big 12 Blue Blood was the high water mark of Kalen DeBoer’s career just a year ago.
- Jon Wilner has his own analysis of the Huskies hiring Fisch to take over the team. Wilner has positive things to say about Fisch’s experience and notes that he even has experience in the Big 10. He also echoes some of the common concerns about whether Fisch will remain with UW long enough to truly build a program and realize his own potential with the school.
- At On Montlake, Christian Caple has his own instant reactions to Fisch. Caple’s piece includes some very useful quotes from Fisch himself about his offensive scheme and where he has drawn influences. He also has positive things to say about Fisch’s recruiting results in a difficult environment in Tucson.
- AZ Central provides the opposite perspective. They give the feelings in Tucson about Fisch leaving for Washington, including some very disappointed feelings from players. Interestingly, Fisch is the first coach to leave Arizona without being fired since 1986.
- Fisch has previously had to rebuild Arizona. The job at Washington will be a different sort of rebuild, but a rebuild nonetheless according to The Athletic. In this case, Fisch will have to rebuild on the fly, because there’s no patience for a losing season coming off of 14-wins, even though he takes over without a scholarship QB on the roster.
- One reason Fisch will have so much rebuilding to do is that the Dawgs have seen a steady stream of players exiting over the last few days. Through NFL draft declarations, retirement, transfers, or decommitments, the number of exits has been head-spinning. Dawgman ($) has a list of the player movement to try to make sense of the numbers.
- While Husky fans focused on Fisch, Men’s Basketball had one of their most disheartening games of the year. Despite UCLA’s recent freefall, the Dawgs lost to the Bruins 71-63. Turnovers by the offense were the biggest culprit in the defeat.
thoughts on Jedd Fisch to Washington:— Max Browne (@MaxBrowne4) January 15, 2024
1. UW got it right. Biggest thing, let Jedd be Jedd! His personality and vibe is why he’s successful!!
2. Portal raid is coming
3. UW receiver room about to reload
4. What will Fisch do with his staff? Lot of familiar names for Husky… pic.twitter.com/tlvYHabTT9
Jedd Fisch has already met with the UW players that are here on campus. Very positive meeting. Shook every player’s hand and asked them their names and introduced himself to each one. Also 3-4 coaches from DeBoers staff were in attendance— Dave “Softy” Mahler (@Softykjr) January 15, 2024