The Morning Haul: 10/28


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This week is a bye week for Husky football. Not only that, but there isn’t a ton to talk about given that the opponent getting two weeks of preparation from the Huskies is Colorado, a team Washington will be expected to best by at least three or four touchdowns. We’ll keep writing about football, certainly, but in preparation for Husky basketball, which quasi-begins with an exhibition against Central Washington on November 6th before officially starting off on the 10th versus Seattle University, we’ll be posting a ton of basketball coverage. Check back over the next two weeks for a piece by piece preview of the team, the schedule, and the conference leading up to the 10th, and thanks for reading.

Stories Especially Worth Reading:

The Dawg Pound has both Game Awards and Game Grades for the victory over Cal.

Christian Caple’s Tale of the Tape focuses on Sankey’s huge day and the performance of Hau’oli Kikaha, who had two sacks.

A public memorial for Don James was held at Hec Ed this afternoon, and Gregg Bell has a nice story on the ceremony. I didn’t write much about Coach James this past week, largely because I wasn’t alive to actually witness his coaching career. To wax poetic about his importance would have likely come off as insincere when so many Husky fans have real first-hand experiences and childhood memories associated with the man.

Ted Miller’s latest Pac-12 Bowl Projections have Washington playing in the Las Vegas Bowl for a second straight year. Somehow I doubt that would satisfy the average Washington fan. Or Washington player/coach.

Percy Allen takes a look at the tendency for Oregon basketball coach Dana Altman to accept a well above average number of transfers each year.

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