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Archives: April 2014


Previewing UW’s 2014 schedule, week by week

Aloha Stadium (AP Photo)
Aloha Stadium (AP Photo)

With the offseason now upon us, Washington football news will be scarce until the Huskies return to the practice field in August. So we decided to take a look each week at each of UW’s 2014 opponents, beginning today with Hawaii.

We’ll try to continue this series each Monday until we’ve knocked each of them out. This post also serves as a minor programming note: I’ll be out of town from Tuesday through Saturday — going to Disneyland, in fact — but will return to the blog thereafter. Without further adieu …

WASHINGTON AT HAWAII, Saturday, Aug. 30, 5 p.m. PT (CBS Sports Network)

STADIUM: Aloha Stadium (off-campus, capacity 50,000)

UNIVERSITY LOCATION: Manoa valley in Honolulu, Hawaii (Pop. 390,738 in the city, 953,207 in the metro area, according to Wikipedia) Read more »


A conversation with Lorenzo Romar

Sat down last week for a wide-ranging interview with Washington men’s basketball coach Lorenzo Romar. Look for a story in tomorrow’s newspaper taking a look at where UW’s program stands after Romar’s 12th season. For now, here’s a transcript of our interview.

(Were you worried about losing Nigel Williams-Goss?) “I think this is a new day in college basketball, and I just think that every year, in the spring, you’re going to have something like this. You’re going to have guys looking to transfer, you’re going to have guys looking to go to the next level, or at least test the waters. I think the transfer situation is very unfortunate, in that so many kids want quick fixes and are very impatient. Especially, they want quick fixes a lot of times when they’re not ready to contribute as much as they think they could. But the NBA thing, it’s there for you to test the waters. Read more »


Where the Huskies stand post-spring at five positions of need

It’s not hard to identify the positions the Washington Huskies most need to replenish in 2014.

Their quarterback last season, Keith Price, was a fifth-year senior. Their record-setting running back, Bishop Sankey, is preparing for the NFL draft. Same for Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who won the Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s top tight end.

In fact, of Washington’s 6,491 yards of total offense in 2013, 4,836 of them — just less than 75 percent — came on a carry by Sankey or a pass by Price. That’s a lot of production to replace. Read more »


UW’s spring preview consistent with rest of spring practice — for the QBs, too

SEATTLE – There were individual drills, strength and speed competitions, more individual drills, and, before it was over, some 11-on-11 scrimmaging that resembled live football.

Washington’s “spring preview” at Husky Stadium on Saturday wasn’t exactly a made-for-TV event, though the Pac-12 Networks went ahead and broadcast it anyway.

Instead, UW’s final spring workout looked a whole lot like the 14 that preceded it – save for some light-hearted fan interaction – as the Huskies simply tried to get as much done during a two-or-so-hour period as they could manage.

Accompanying that consistent approach, then, are the consistent (and persistent) questions about UW’s quarterback situation, which remains as unresolved as it was when these practices began. Read more »