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16 most underappreciated college football stars in 2017

It’s easy to see why college football stars like Heisman winner Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley and Bradley Chubb get all the media attention. They’re veritable rock stars on the gridiron, and we don’t begrudge them their status.That said, there are plenty of other players who put together tremendous campaigns this past college football season. And they deserve to be recognized more...
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December 09, 2017  |  Discuss

#Woof Huskies Land Nevada Linebacker

Huskies Land Elite Linebacker Coach Pete reveived some good news from one of his top targets tonight when 4 star linebacker Brandon Kaho from Reno Nevada committed to UW over offers from Bama, USC, and a lot of other top programs. He was a former BYU commit and a huge target for Bob Gregory. He is the 18th known commit for the class. Coach Pete signaled a commit from his woof and...
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December 16, 2017

Recruiting Roundup; Huskies Host A Talented Group Of Recruits

Huskies Coaches Host Impressive List Of Prospects Coach Pete and his staff had their biggest recruiting weekend when they hosted several uncommitted prospects along with a bunch of their commits. Heading into Wednesday's signing day this was a pivotal weekend and here is who stopped by Montlake: Marquis Spiker a 4 star wideout out of Murrieta Valley HS, CA. He is a top 100 player...
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December 17, 2017

Washington Huskies Links: Football Recruiting Hits Fever Pitch

We’re just 48 hours out from Washington signing the bulk of 2018’s football recruiting class. If you want to keep up-to-date with news concerning Washington Huskies athletics all in one easy-to-digest format, follow me on Twitter (as well as the official UW Dawg Pound account) and subscribe to my lists of UW's beat reporters, Washington athletes, Washington coaches, and Washington...
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December 18, 2017

Washington Football Early Signing Period: MJ Tafisi is a Husky

The three-star inside linebacker comes to Washington via Sandy, Utah. Washington Huskies linebackers coach Bob Gregory secured his latest player today, when three-star inside linebacker MJ Tafisi (6-1, 220 lbs.) submitted his letter of intent to play for UW. Tafisi selected the Huskies over scholarship offers from California, Oregon, Utah and Vanderbilt, to name a few. Writing for...
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December 20, 2017

Washington Football Early Signing Period: Trey Lowe is a Husky

The speedy skill player out of Portand signed with the Dawgs The best player in the state of Oregon is going to play football at Washington. That has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? The Washington Huskies received a signed letter of intent on Wednesday from RB/WR Trey Lowe. The 5’9” 180 pounder out of Jesuit High School in Portland is an Army All-American and was chosen as the Gatorade...
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December 20, 2017

Washington Football Early Signing Period: Dominique Hampton is a Husky

The rangy CB out of Arizona signed with the Dawgs The Washington Huskies received a signed letter of intent on Wednesday from 3-star cornerback Dominique Hampton. The 6’2” 190 pounder out of Centennial High School in Pioria, AZ is the top rated corner in the state of Arizona, just like Byron Murphy was in 2016. Hampton chose UW over offers from Oregon and Colorado, among others...
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December 20, 2017

Washington Football Early Signing Period: M.J Ale is a Washington Husky

The local product chose the Huskies over a host of Pac-12 programs. The Huskies are expected to sign four players from the state of Washington. One of those Washingtonians has made it official. M.J. Ale is formally a Husky. The senior from Fife committed to the Huskies in August. Ale chose the Huskies over Oregon, Utah, UCLA, among other programs. The three-star Offensive tackle...
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December 20, 2017

Washington Football Early Signing Period: The electric Austin Osborne is a Husky

The Mission Viejo wide receiver signs on. One of the first commits in the class of 2018 has made it official. Osborne was the first non-Sirmon to commit in this class, pledging his word almost a year ago in early-mid February. He chose UW over offers from Miami, Michigan, Oregon, UCLA, and others, and his recruitment since then has been 100% stress-free to follow; he’s never given...
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December 20, 2017

Washington Football Early Signing Period: Draco Bynum is a Washington Husky

The 4-Star Army All-American signed with the Huskies over a host of conference rivals. One of the Huskies top targets has officially signed with the University of Washington. Draco Bynum is a Husky. The senior from Wilsonville, Oregon was the Huskies eighth commitment of the 2018 class, according to the Seattle Times Adam Jude. Bynum committed to the Huskies last spring and never...
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December 20, 2017

Washington Football Early Signing Period: Mosiah Liu is a Husky

The DL out of Puyallup signed with the Dawgs The Washington Huskies received a signed letter of intent on Wednesday from Defensive Lineman Mosiah Liu. The 6’3 275 pounder out of Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup played defensive end in high school but will likely be moved inside to defensive tackle at UW. He is graded as a 3-star recruit by 247sports, the #884 recruit in the...
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December 20, 2017

#Woof: Huskies Add Bigtime Local Defensive Back

Huskies Add Top DB Coach Pete added some more firepower to his already highly regarded recruiting class when 4 star cornerback Kyler Gordon out Arch Bishop Murphy HS, WA committed to UW over his other finalist Notre Dame. He is one of the top defensive backs on the west coast and was a major recruiting coup in keeping him home. He has great ball skills and will be a starter at cornerback...
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December 21, 2017

WATCH: Saquon Barkley goes 92 yards to the house in Fiesta Bowl

If there was anyone who doubted just how special Saquon Barkley is, he proved it once again in the second quarter of the Fiesta Bowl.From the eight-yard line, backed up in their own end zone, the Penn State Nittany Lions handed the ball off to the junior running back, who then torched the entire Washington defense, showing off his speed and raw power on the untouched 92-yard scamper...
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December 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Saquon Barkley burns Washington on 92-yard TD run

NFL hopefuls Lamar Jackson and Sam Darnold may not have looked good in their bowl games, but Saquon Barkley sure has in the Fiesta Bowl so far.Barkley showed off his elusiveness and burst on one particular play in the second quarter of Saturday’s game, when he received a handoff and turned on the afterburners to run right through Washington’s defense. The Penn State running back...
Via The Sports Daily
December 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Washington RB Myles Gaskin mocks Saquon Barkley’s celebration after TD run

Two of college football’s top running backs went toe-to-toe in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, and both managed to find the end zone in the first half of the game.Penn State running back Saquon Barkley turned on the afterburners and ran right through Washington’s defense on a 92-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of the game, but it wasn’t long until Myles Gaskin answered.Washington...
Via The Sports Daily
December 30, 2017  |  Discuss

James Franklin upset with Trace McSorley for delivering forearm shot to his ribs

Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley was fired up after throwing a touchdown pass early in the Fiesta Bowl — a bit too much, perhaps.McSorley hooked up with wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton on a 48-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter of the game, and then went to the sideline to celebrate with his head coach. The problem is that he got a bit too physical in doing so.James Franklin...
Via The Sports Daily
December 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Biggest winners and losers from weekend's bowl games

With nine college football bowl games on the schedule Friday and Saturday before New Year’s Eve, there was plenty to digest ahead of the College Football Playoff.New Mexico State needed overtime to win its first bowl game in 57 years. Ohio State made a big statement against USC. Saquon Barkley was magnificent, and so was Trace McSorley. But the same cannot be said for Lamar Jackson...
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December 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Georgia QB Eason reportedly transferring to Washington

Fresh off his Georgia team dropping a heartbreaker to Alabama in the National Championship Game, former Bulldogs starting quarterback Jacob Eason is reportedly transferring to Washington.“Barring a last-minute change of heart, former Lake Stevens High star quarterback Jacob Eason is expected to transfer from Georgia to Washington for the next step in his college football career,...
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January 09, 2018  |  Discuss

Are the Huskies a Tournament Team?

RPI Watch is back The Washington Huskies have two very winnable games at homes against Cal and Stanford. With an already nice 12-4 record (2-1 in conference), it’s time to bring back RPI watch. For many, thoughts of the NCAA Tournament this year seemed a longshot. But, Coach Hopkins and the 2-3 zone have the Dawgs in the conversation. In fact, CBS Sports have the Huskies in...
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January 11, 2018

Washington RB Myles Gaskin announces he is returning for senior season

The Washington Huskies will have one of their best weapons back next season.Running back Myles Gaskin announced on Twitter Sunday that he is returning for his senior season. Gaskin has been a three-year starter for the Huskies and has put together quite a career. He has rushed for over 1,300 yards in each of his three seasons and has scored 49 total touchdowns. He needs 52 yards...
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January 14, 2018  |  Discuss

Ex-Washington QB KJ Carta-Samuels transferring to UCLA

The UCLA Bruins will have another quarterback in the mix next season.K.J. Carta-Samuels announced on Monday that he will join the Bruins’ football program in the spring as a graduate transfer. Carta-Samuels joined Washington in 2014 and spent the past three seasons as Jake Browning’s backup on the Huskies.Carta-Samuels told CBS Sports that new UCLA coach Chip Kelly told him there...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 15, 2018  |  Discuss

Big week for Huskies’ tournament chances

Colorado and Utah road trip could tell us if Dawgs are contenders or pretenders After splitting a pair of games at home, Coach Hopkins’ team is looking to stay in the conversation of the NCAA tournament with a trip to Utah and Colorado this week. At 13-5 (3-2 in conference), the Dawgs will try to find some offensive consistency and at least a split of the road trip. A loss to Stanford...
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January 18, 2018

CU Buffs men’s basketball have a “separation game” vs. Washington

After getting picked ninth in the preseason Pac-12 Conference media poll and unveiling a rotation featuring four true freshmen and another redshirt freshman, the idea the Colorado men’s basketball team would play a game with potentially huge ramifications by the end of January seemed far-fetched. Yet thanks to the Buffs’ inspired run the past few weeks, that’s exactly what Saturday...
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
January 19, 2018

CU Buffs men’s basketball have a “separation game” vs. Washington

After getting picked ninth in the preseason Pac-12 Conference media poll and unveiling a rotation featuring four true freshmen and another redshirt freshman, the idea the Colorado men’s basketball team would play a game with potentially huge ramifications by the end of January seemed far-fetched. Yet thanks to the Buffs’ inspired run the past few weeks, that’s exactly what Saturday...
Via The Denver Post
January 19, 2018

Recruiting Roundup: Huskies Signees Shine At Polynesian Bowl & A Look At The Recruiting Board

Husky Recruiting News & Notes Yesterday six of the signees in the 2018 class participated in the Polynesian Bowl in Hawaii. It was the last all star game for them to participate before they become Huskies and they played pretty well. 4 star cornerback Kyler Gordon took home defensive MVP honors after he forced a fumble and had a pick six interception. Also, participating were...
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January 21, 2018
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