Yes, Washington coach Chris Petersen is on Twitter (@CoachPeteUW).
No, he doesn’t plan to do much tweeting. His presence on the social networking site is strictly related to communicating with recruits.
“First of all, Twitter is not for you guys. It’s for the recruits. I think when Facebook came out I said, ‘Facebook? No one’s gonna do that’. And when I heard about Twitter, I don’t know how many years ago, I was like, ‘That’s not a good idea. No one is going to do that’. So I’m still behind the times,” Petersen said. “It’s always had to do with recruiting, so that’s the best way for us to communicate with those guys and that’s what it’s all about.
“I don’t know if I’ll have a tweet out there. It’s that direct communication.” Read more »
With spring football practices beginning next week, now seems like a good time to take a look at five storylines to watch during these next 15 practices.
1. About the quarterbacks: There hasn’t been any change in the status of third-year- sophomore-to-be Cyler Miles, who was suspended indefinitely after allegations of assault on the night of Feb. 2. It’s not clear if Miles (or Damore’ea Stringfellow) will return at any point in the spring. And while it’s probably true that Miles is the most logical choice to replace Keith Price as the team’s starter in 2014, I think a fair number of people expected Troy Williams to make a push for the job, anyway. With Miles likely out, Williams and Jeff Lindquist will come to the fore. Lindquist’s only game action came in garbage time last season while Williams redshirted. Both were highly-sought recruits and stars in high school. Might one of them use the spring to gain an upper hand? Read more »
Chris Petersen seemed excited about some of the OKGs (Our Kind of Guys) he has spoken of so often when referring to his first recruiting class at the University of Washington.
Petersen couldn’t hold his extreme excitement for signing Bellevue’s Budda Baker very well. He said Baker is a need in the secondary with the loss of so many players from that position and is looking forward to him seeing immediate playing time. Baker might also get some looks in a couple offensive packages and in the return game as he gains more experience.
Budda Baker unveiled his commitment to the University of Washington Tuesday on KING-5 on Tuesday, but made it official with a fax Wednesday morning.
I trekked to Bellevue High to speak with the state of Washington’s top-ranked recruit at 7 this morning. Baker said UW coach Chris Peterson told him he would play free safety and include him in a package on offense as well.
Baker committed to Oregon in December, but decommitted in mid-January. He took an official visit to UW the following weekend, a visit to UCLA the weekend of Jan. 25 then said he …