Husky Football Blog
Times reporter Bob Condotta keeps the news coming about the Montlake Dawgs.
June 27, 2008 9:11 AM
Posted by Bob Condotta
A few links for your Friday morning:
--- First, the Huskies finally get their chance in the New York Times' fabulous breakdown of every team in the nation in its college spots blog, The Quad. The Times is unveiling previews of every team in reverse order of national ranking, and lists the Huskies at No. 63. It's a pretty in-depth preview, with the author ultimately concluding that the Huskies will finish 6-6 and then asking "will that be enough for (UW coach Tyrone) Willingham to keep his job?'' I don't know if anyone knows the answer to that one right now. Doing previews of every team in the nation like this is an ambitious task and a typo or two is to be expected so the Huskies can only wish they had Ray Lewis on their defense last season. Also, the record at the top of the last five years isn't correct. UW is 18-41 since the 2002 season (and 11-25 since Willingham took over). If you dig back through the archives, you will find earlier previews on Pac-10 foes Arizona, Stanford and WSU, meaning the Times apparently sees the Huskies as No. 7 in the conference this year.
--- Here's another pretty in-depth look at the Huskies from the bleacherreport.com, written from the perspective of a WSU blogger.
--- Athlon's is continuing its ratings of Pac-10 players based on fantasy value and has D'Andre Goodwin as the highest-rated UW receiver at 13 with Chris Polk the only other one mentioned at 23. In its RB ratings, Athlon's had Brandon Johnson as the highest-rated Husky at No. 11, then went out on a little bit of a limb with incoming freshmen Johri Fogerson at 19 and Demitrius Bronson at 29.
--- Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Corvallis Gazette-Times says Oregon State's chaotic and controversial win over the Huskies was the No. 2 OSU sports moment of the year.
--- CollegeFootballNews.com has two Huskies --- Jake Locker at 13 and Daniel Te'o-Nesheim at No. 24 --- among its top 30 Pac-10 players. Each is also named to CFN's All-Pac-10 Second Team. CFN also has this overview of the Pac-10 season and these unit rankings. I plan to unveil unit rankings here soon based on the work I did for Lindy's earlier this year.
--- Let the bidding for Heisman Trophy votes begin as West Virginia unveils the first promo web site of the year for QB Pat White.
All for now.