Washington Huskies Morning Links: Old Faces, New Places


Everything is calm on the Western Front for Husky track and field so I considered skipping points with the lack of news. But you deserve that I do my best to find something, so it’s just because …

Football points

  • Head coach Jimmy Lake has been suspended without pay for 1 game after making physical contact with a player on the sidelines of the Oregon game. Defensive coordinator Bob Gregory will serve as interim head coach for the ASU game.
  • Christian Caple asks how UW can expect to move forward with Lake as head coach after last week’s fallout and the straw of the suspension.
  • Jimmy Lake has issued the following apologies following the announcement of the suspension.
  • He might have gotten lost with everything else, but playing times have now been posted for the last 2 contests of the year. UW will face Colorado in Boulder at 12 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Networks while the Dawgs host the Apple Cup at 5 p.m. on FS1.
  • Another item that has been buried by the rest of the news is that inside linebacker MJ Tafisi has entered the transfer portal. Tafisi only played 11 snaps against Stanford and 0 against Oregon as he was apparently passed by Bruener, Heimuli and Tuputala. The move is understandable in the quest for playing time, but leaves UW with just 4 healthy stock linebackers as the position has been ravaged by injuries, transfers and bad luck.
  • Dawgman caught up with Washington QB Jackson Stratton’s pledge over his recruiting following the dismissal of what would have been his future coach to John Donovan.
  • Football Scoop published the first of its articles (strictly for entertainment purposes) on Nuclear Winter which examines a purely hypothetical scenario where just about every supposed job in the hot seat ends up opening up (including UW, ASU and UCLA).

Basketball points

  • The men’s basketball season opens tonight with a home game against northern Illinois. The Seattle Times has its preview for the season.
  • Percy Allen also introduced Husky’s four local transfers who returned this offseason in hopes of restarting their hometown team.
  • Washington had an additional scholarship this season and it was awarded to Reagan Lundeen (now former) without an appointment. Scholarship videos are the best.

Washington Athletics Points

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