This is the week when all of the various college football awards are releasing their watch lists. And the latest includes a Husky — receiver Jermaine Kearse tabbed to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, honoring the top WR in the country.
Here’s the list, and it’s hardly exclusive, with 75 included. Chris Polk and Alameda Ta’amu were named to the Maxwell and Bednarik watch lists earlier this week.
Speaking of UW receivers, it was announced this morning that former Husky Reggie Williams has signed with Sacramento of the UFL.
Williams, a No. 1 pick of Jacksonville in 2004, was with the Seahawks last year but cut early in training camp. He has reportedly been working out in Houston since then attempting to get back in the pro game and will likely try to use the UFL as a way to get back to the NFL.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Scout.com offers its season preview of the Huskies.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller puts UW in the “great shape” category at punter.
— Good stuff here from ESPN.com on how committed players then turn into recruiters for their new school. Included is a quote from Zach Banner saying he and Joshua Garnett do not plan to announce their decision until January.
— Jon Wilner with one of his always-interesting “action-reaction” columns, touching on the Oregon/Willie Lyles issue as well as a few others. And he makes one important point often missed — the NCAA wants schools to clean up their own messes, and if you do that it can mitigate penalties greatly. That’s something USC and Ohio State didn’t do.
— Missed this a few days ago, but here’s the Pre-Snap Read preview of Arizona (I’ll try to link all of these for UW’s opponents — the site hasn’t gotten to Washington yet).
— Here’s an exhaustive timeline, with applicable links, of the Oregon/Lyles situation.
— Dr. Saturday also offers a refresher on Oregon/Lyles.
— Former Nebraska QB Cody Green, who played in each game against the Huskies last year, may consider USC.
All for now.