By Tony Castricone (photo credit: UW Athletics)
August 5, 2018
My favorite note from the weekend came during a conversation with tight ends coach Jordan Paopao. Even though he has a mentor-mentee, player-coach relationship with senior tight end Drew Sample, the two can relate to each other in a very personal, very major way: they’re both newlyweds.
Paopao said “I do” on Saturday, July 14, while Sample got hitched eight days later on Sunday, July 22. Congrats to both of these great Huskies!
Here’s what else the media covered this weekend on Montlake:
- Larry Stone of the Seattle Times wrote a column about Chris Petersen’s approach in maintaining integrity within his program. In the light of the recent news coming out of Ohio State, Petersen was asked by Stone at a press conference on Thursday about college football’s “win-at-all-costs” culture. Petersen quipped back: “it’s not win-at-all-costs.” The Seattle Times
- While I didn’t personally get a chance to talk to Trey Adams after practice on Saturday, several media members did. It seems like most people’s take on Trey is that it’ll come down to game week, or maybe even game day, before we know whether or not he’ll be able to start on September 1. Head coach Chris Petersen and offensive line coach Scott Huff have a plan to keep him healthy and give him the best chance possible of both trying to go against the Tigers and being healthy and productive in the long term. Coverage: The Athletic | The Seattle Times
- Jordan Miller’s rehab continues and seems to be going well. His weekend was productive, although most of the reps with the ones have gone to Austin Joyner and Byron Murphy at corner, with Myles Bryant occupying the nickle, and Taylor Rapp and JoJo McIntosh hunting from the safety position. The defensive backfield is also loaded with true freshmen who have been competitive and making plays through the first two days of camp. Jimmy Lake’s secondary is absolutely loaded. What’s new? The Seattle Times | The Athletic
- It’s tough to replace the NCAA’s all-time record holder for career punt return touchdowns, but at this point in camp, it appears they’ll try to fill Dante Pettis’ shoes with Aaron Fuller, Chico McClatcher or Byron Murphy.
- Chris Petersen has often stated during press conferences in the spring, summer and the beginning of the fall that the success of this team will be determined by how much his senior class can take a step forward in improving upon last year. Here’s a breakdown of several of those relevant seniors and things to keep an eye on as 2018 progresses. The Athletic
- An interesting note on Myles Gaskin from a recent feature on his upbringing: “As a 9-year-old, he finished fifth at a national AAU meet in a multisport event that featured a 400-meter dash, high jump and shot put, three disciplines that typically don’t draw athletes of the same body shape and athletic type. Yet there was Gaskin, not necessarily excelling in one and getting by in the other two, but finishing well in all three events.” The Athletic
- The battle for the kicking duties continues, and through the first two days, no one has definitely claimed the inside track. The Seattle Times notebook
- Washington’s 12 missed kicks last year, three on extra points and nine on field goals, were the most in the Pac-12 last season. It’s one of the Tacoma News Tribune’s five numbers to know. Tacoma News Tribune
- The Daily has the latest on the development of the receiving corps. The Daily