Archives: Oct. 2014
Almost time to get on an airplane bound for Denver, followed by the (relatively) short drive from Denver to Boulder. By the way, the forecast for Saturday calls for a 70-degree day. Slightly better conditions than last week. Here are links:
— Shaq Thompson, Marcus Peters and Danny Shelton remain in the first round of Rob Rang’s NFL mock draft. Rang wrote that Thompson “impressed with his vision, agility and acceleration” while playing running back against Arizona State. Read more »
There are some tough picks on tap this week, with four of the Pac-12’s ranked teams in action against each other, and the always-interesting Stanford-Oregon matchup. All of which will probably combine to drop my season record against-the-spread back below .500.
All games Saturday. All lines (in parentheses), for entertainment and gambling purposes only, are courtesy of VegasInsider.com. And as always, our pick for the Huskies game will come in a separate post on Friday.
Last week: 6-0 straight-up, 4-1-1 against the spread
Season: 49-14 straight-up, 28-27-2 against the spread
Huskies coach Chris Petersen met with reporters a little while ago for the final time this week before Washington’s 10 a.m. game Saturday at Colorado (Pac-12 Networks).
As noted in a previous post, Petersen said sophomore safety Trevor Walker will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior-cruciate ligament. Asked about the status of injured running backs Dwayne Washington and Lavon Coleman, Petersen said “everybody’s rolling” and said he expects both to be available and play. And he said Shaq Thompson is “kind of available all over the board” when asked if he might play running back again.
Junior offensive guard Dexter Charles, who didn’t suit up for last week’s game due to an apparent foot injury, is “day-to-day,” Petersen said.
Here’s the rest of what he said. Read more »
Huskies safety Trevor Walker, a sophomore from Arlington, Texas, tore the anterior-cruciate ligament in his knee during last week’s 24-10 loss to Arizona State and will miss the rest of the season, UW coach Chris Petersen said on Thursday.
Walker has appeared in each of UW’s eight games this season, and has recorded 14 tackles and recovered a fumble. Read more »
Chris Petersen meets with reporters a few hours from now. Have some links.
— Here’s our story today about the quietly impressive season fifth-year senior defensive end Andrew Hudson is putting together. Read more »
Quinten Pounds, a defensive back and receiver prospect from Cypress (California) High School, announced during a ceremony at his school tonight that he plans to play football for the Washington Huskies.
— Dan Albano (@ocvarsityguy) October 30, 2014
Sophomore John Ross leads the Huskies in receiving yards (371 on 17 catches, with four touchdowns) but touched the ball only twice from scrimmage during UW’s 24-10 loss to Arizona State last week.
He said on Wednesday that it seemed as if ASU knew when he was getting the ball.
“Honestly, I feel like the film that we put on and some things that we’ve got, last week, there were plays where guys just knew,” Ross said. “So I don’t mind being the decoy if that’s the case and get someone else open. I’m a team player no matter what. I’d rather have someone else have a really good game and me contribute than me being selfish and just wanting the ball all the time and trying to score as much as I can.” Read more »