This is an awkward and uncertain week for Husky fans. Until Saturday the freshest football memory is the atrocious loss to ASU, but Husky basketball is still about two weeks away from starting up. While even a dominant performance against Cal won’t fix Coach Sark’s woes, the beginning of a new basketball season will be a wonderful distraction for those disappointed in the sudden regression on the gridiron.
Stories Especially Worth Reading:
- It still isn’t clear if Keith Price will be available for Saturday’s game against Cal. We all know about the thumb that has bothered him since the Oregon game, but by the end of Saturday’s loss he was also limping pretty badly. It seems that Sarkisian will play Price if it is even a remotely realistic option. If Price truly is healthy enough to move within the pocket and throw with accuracy and power, he should start. If he will barely be able to limp on and off the field, Cyler Miles should take over for now.
- A great piece from the Dawg Pound that really puts in perspective what all Husky fans are wrestling with this week: Don James, Steve Sarkisian, the future of this program, and its past.
- This collection of conference statistics from the ESPN Pac-12 Blog illustrates just how badly Washington has fallen off in the past two weeks after losses to Oregon and Arizona State. It is a testament to the quality of the 4-0 start that the Huskies are still so highly ranked in categories like passing defense and rushing offense.
- Nigel Williams-Goss was one of six Pac-12 players named to the Watch List for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the best point guard in college basketball.