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.
When Jimmy Lake was hired as Washington’s football coach in December to replace Chris Petersen, athletic director Jen Cohen referred to him as “the right guy at the right time.”
It’s entirely possible that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, UW sporting events could be played this fall without fans in attendance, pushed to the winter or spring – or, in the most painful projections, they might not be played at all.
For the University of Washington, the 2020 NFL draft – all three days, 16 hours and 255 picks of it – can be conveniently condensed into a four-word tweet.
On social media, Washington’s football program uses the same hashtag – #ProDawgs – to reference its many players who have succeeded in the NFL.
Washington football fans will get to see former Husky quarterback Jacob Eason during this month’s NFL draft.
There was supposed to be news conferences and footwork drills and playbook installations. There was supposed to be quarterback competitions and depth-chart updates and new assistant coaches’ practice debuts.
Records obtained from a December 2018 UW visit by nine football players offer a glimpse of what a recruiting trip can look like for touted high-school athletes. Nationwide, recruiting budgets have swelled around college football. Under then-coach Chris Petersen, the Huskies were an exception.