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Archives: July 2012

July
31st

Huskies get commitment from offensive linemen

Multiple sources are reporting that offensive linemen Sean Harlow out of San Clemente, California has committed to the Huskies.

Since it’s multiple sources – and I really don’t care who got it first – I will go with Erin McKinney of ESPN.

From his story

Offensive tackle Sean Harlow (San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente) did plenty of research this summer, as the 6-foot-5, 260-pound lineman took unofficial visits to several schools, including Nebraska, California, Oregon State and Oregon. But in the end, it was his final visit — to Washington this

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July
31st

Huskies finalize 2012 hoop schedule

The Washington Huskies finalized their 2012-13 basketball schedule late  last night. Realistically, with WSU announcing its schedule last week, you had a pretty good idea of how the schedule was going to map out for the Huskies.

Pac-12 play opens on Saturday, January 5 in Pullman against the Cougs. It’s a bit of a break for UW since WSU students don’t return from fall break till Jan. 7. But you can expect a fair share of students might come home early for that game.

Washington avoids a trip to Utah and Colorado this season with both schools coming to Alaska

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July
28th

Audio: Husky secondary coach Keith Heyward and Pac-12 Network’s Rick Neuheisel talk to KJR

New Huskies secondary coach Keith Heyward talked with Dave “Softy” Mahler yesterday. Nothing really earth shattering coming out of the interview.

  • He reiterated that the Huskies are going to be aggressive and play more press coverage, which means no more 8 yard cushions.
  • Heyward wants to Desmond Trufant to just play, and not play conservative, which he thought he’d been doing after looking at film.
  • Shaq Thompson can vie for playing time if he plays well. But “he as to earn it.”

Yesterday I was on KJR’s Ian Furness show as part of a Pac-12 round table talking Huskies and Pac-12 football. Along with me were Bob Condotta and But Withers of the Times and Christian Caple of the Spokesman. Lots of good info and analysis during the show.

The show was two hours of football. Hour number one is above and hour number two is after the jump

July
25th

Penn State offensive tackle Ryan Nowicki considering transferring to UW

Penn State offensive tackle Ryan Nowicki, a 6-foot-5 and 285-pound redshirt freshman, is set to be one of the first players to leave the Nittany Lions football program since the NCAA handed down stiff sanctions earlier this week.

Richard Obert of the Arizona Republic first reported that Nowicki planned to leave Penn State. Nowicki’s father played at Purdue and the family’s Big Ten ties could lead him to Illiniois, which visited the lineman, and perhaps other players, today in Happy Valley.

Obert’s source said Illinois is the favorite, but Washington and Arizona State are also in the mix. Nowicki, who has four years of eligibility remaining, is expected to visit Washington this week on Thursday or Friday.

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July
24th

Pac 12 Media Day: More comments from Steve Sarkisian with audio

Bob Condotta and I talked with Steve Sarkisian for 10 minutes during lunch. The audio is above and the transcript is below.

On injured players: “They all look great really. Kevin (Smith), remarkable he has come to think he did that mid-December, to get to where he is now, you can hardly tell looking at him ‘what’s the problem? What’s the issue?’ It’s going to be tight to get him game ready to play, we’d obviously love to have

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July
24th

Pac-12 media day: Video of Steve Sarkisian, Keith Price and Desmond Trufant with transcript

Here’s the transcript from ASAP sports …

COACH SARKISIAN: I would like to thank you all for coming and taking the time to promote the Pac-12 conference and what we do and how  we do things here, obviously in a first-class manner. I can’t thank you enough for being part of this.  If you have a chance to go in the back, they have the bands and names that have performed here, and we’ll maybe get Keith Price up there.  It’s great to be here, and for the first time, to bring two

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