A beautiful morning here in Seattle, kicking off what figures to be one of the best weekends of the year. For now, a few links on the way out the door.. …
— Here’s the full story from the Denver Post on the commitment of QB Cyler Miles to UW on Friday.
— And here’s my story for the print edition on Miles.
— Some praise for UW strength coach Ivan Lewis in Danny O’Neil’s story on the Seahawks’ workout at Washington on Friday. (Linked fixed from earlier).
— The Boulder Daily Camera is covering the Pac-12 meetings this week and has this story on the conference’s preparations for the first football title game.
— Former USC WR Damian Williams praised the throwing of Jake Locker after a Titans workout a few days ago.
— Phil Steele is unveiling a bunch of stats on his blog, including adding up the career starts for each offensive line in the country. He has UW with 65, which ranks 62nd in the nation and seventh in the Pac-12 (Colorado surely something of a surprise as the leader in that category). That links also includes returning lettermen, though as Steele notes, that can be a misleading stat since schools can determine letterwinners however they want — a player that letters at one school may not have at another based on each school’s requirements.
— Steele also offers this list of percentage of yards returning, and UW doesn’t rank real high there, as would be expected after losing Jake Locker. UW ranks 85th with 54.03 yards returning, ahead of only Cal in the Pac-12 (the Bears lost QB Kevin Riley and RB Shane Vereen).
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller always has good stuff in his mailbag, and this edition leads off with some thoughts on Oregon State, a team that is one of the harder-to-read in the conference this year after turning in maybe the stragest season of any team in the conference a year ago, blasting USC at home, winning at Arizona, but getting killed by WSU in Corvallis.
— CBSSports.com has this list of commitments to each Pac-12 school through May. One of UW’s commitments listed is Braden Bishop, who reportedly has committed to play baseball at UW but may also walk-on to the football team. Since baseball figures to be his primary sport, most sites do not consider or list him as a football commit.
All for now.