In a presentation to the University of Washington’s board of regents on Thursday, athletics director Jen Cohen and chief financial officer Kate Cullen outlined plans to shrink department salaries by 17% – or $8 million – in the 2021 fiscal year.
SEATTLE – “No fear.”
So now we won’t find out how Jimmy Lake does as the man in charge of molding the Washington football team until – well, who the heck knows? The ultimate referendum, which occurs 12 times a year, or more, in the fall and winter, is on indefinite hold.
On Jan. 18, Jimmy Lake stood on the purple “W” at midcourt inside Alaska Airlines Arena. He held a microphone and wore a white pullover jacket. He addressed 9,268 fans during a timeout in the Husky hoops game against Oregon.
On July 31, the Pac-12 unveiled a 10-game, conference-only fall 2020 football schedule. Ten days later, that schedule appears to be all but scrapped.
When Chris Petersen stepped down as Husky football coach in December, he expressed the desire to recharge, regain some balance in his life and reacquire the passion he felt had waned.
The first game of the Jimmy Lake Era at Washington will not feature the Michigan Wolverines.
Washington is reducing its overall athletic department operating budget by 15% for the 2020-21 fiscal year and all the school’s head coaches have agreed to minimum 5% pay reductions.
SEATTLE – Wednesday was a big deal, but this isn’t a done deal. The Huskies’ quarterback competition should still be fierce.
Washington may have found its quarterback for the upcoming season after Kevin Thomson, the 2019 Big Sky Conference offensive player of the year, joined the Huskies as a graduate transfer.
Jimmy Lake wants to set the path for progress. Those are the words he said. And, though it’s an undeniably difficult topic to discuss, the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minnesota may have helped to pave that path.
Recruits are increasingly committing to schools without stepping foot on campus. They’re committing to coaches they’ve conversed with on Zoom or FaceTime but haven’t physically met. They’re committing to relationships without going on a date.